About Vienna's Magnificent PalaceThe complex contains two Baroque palaces, one used in the 18th century as a residence and the other as a ballroom. The palace belonged to Prince Eugen of the Savoyard house, a French military man, a man of literature and art. This is probably the explanation for why he lived in the most impressive Baroque buildings in Vienna.
Among the inhabitants of the palace, was also Franz Ferdinand von Österreich, the prince whose assassination led to the outbreak of the First World War. He has lived here for 20 years.
Between the two palaces facing each other you can see the flower garden, fountains and green paths that will lead you to other interesting points in the complex. The park has more than 4,000 types of flowers, shrubs and trees.
Located on a hill, the Upper Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere), the upper palace now houses an amazing art gallery featuring works by Austrian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. You will find realistic, impressionistic, classical works and more. On the second floor of the museum there are branches of various fields: classicism, romanticism and biedermeier. You can watch the impressive works of Mona and Renoir, Gustav Klimt (with his important work "The Kiss") and Agun Shilo.
Inside the Lower Belvedere you will find the Baroque Museum with a collection from the Middle Ages. Here you can take guided tours of each of the palaces and learn about the history of Vienna, the rich culture and art. Pay attention to the richness and splendor inside them.
Between the palace and the Church of Karl and Nash Market you will see the fountain that has already become one of the symbols of this place. It stands exactly where the city's first water pipeline was completed in 1873. It also has impressing lighting that makes viewing it particularly experiential. Near the fountain you will see the Red Army Monument that relates to the event of the liberation of the city from the Nazi regime. On the monument you will see the names of soldiers who perished, and quotes from Stalin. At the top of the monument is a statue of a soldier holding a flag, a shield and a submachine gun.