“Albrecht of Waldstein and his era” exhibition is prolonged until 2nd of March

The exhibition “Albrecht of Waldstein and his era” was, because of the extremely high interest of the public, prolonged until 2nd of March, so you still have a change to see it. This is an important event for everyone, who is interested in Czech history, as Albrecht of Waldstein is one of it´s most important figures.

Albrecht of Waldstein was a very controversial person, the commercials for the exhibitions even ask: “was he an angel or a devil?” You probably will not find it out on the exhibition, although you can get to know much more about him here. But what is the most important – you can get to know something about the time he lived in.

There are exhibited various kinds of furniture, cloths, jewels, religious objects, arms and so on from his time. Some of those Albrecht used himself, others are similar to those he might have used. So for example, there is his own traveling chest on one side and on the other there are cloths, which he did not were himself, but he probably had very similar ones. And you can see the halberd, which might have been used to murder him. There are also many portraits of Albrecht of Waldstein, some of them are huge paintings, some of them small engravings, and there are even some statues of him, so visitors can have a good picture how did he look like. But also how did look like the Art of that time in general, because there are also various Art objects from this period.

The exhibition brinks its visitors back to the first half of the 17th century. You can even see such interesting objects from that time as the dolly-house or the very realistic model of a boat, as well as astrological and astronomical instruments.

All of exhibited objects are described both in English and in Czech. They are also screening here an interesting documentary, which reveals a lot of Albrecht´s live, but it is unfortunately only in Czech, without English subtitles.

The place is quite crowded, as many people want to see the exhibition. When we went there on Sunday afternoon, we even had to wait in the line to buy the tickets, but the waiting did not take longer then fifteen minutes.

The exhibition takes place in the most appropriate place – in the riding school of the Waldsteinian palace, which Albrecht built. Opened is daily, from 10 AM to 7 Pm, on Thursdays even until 9 PM. It is very close to Malostranska metro station (green line). The entrance fee is 140 Czk full-price, 90 Czk reduced for seniors and students, and 60 Czk fro children up to 15 years and students of Art schools, children younger then 6 years are for free. Family ticket costs 290 Czk.

Feb 8, 15:45 (Filed under: Prague events )

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