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Kinský Palace

Prague | Asian and African Arts
Price
Kč80 - Kč150
7 54 Votes
Presentation
Kinský Palace was built in 1755–1765 on the site of three houses with early medieval foundations. The southernmost building, first recorded in 1363, was preceded by a 12th-century Romanesque structure, whose ground floor, constructed of ashlar masonry, is still preserved in the palace’s cellars. After 1560, when the building was in the possession of the Lords Trčka of Lípa and later on of Příchovský of Hodějov, the structure underwent modifications in the Renaissance style. The north section of the palace was built in the second third of the 13th century. Due to the way of life in the Middle Ages, the original ground floor has been preserved in what are now the underground cellars, including an early Gothic groin vault.

In 2010, the Collection of the Arts of Asia and Africa was moved from Zbraslav Chateau to Kinský Palace on Prague’s Old Town Square. Located in the very heart of Prague, the exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of ancient and contemporary Asian art, prepared by the curators of the Collection. Visitors can admire superb examples of Chinese archaic art, Buddhist sculpture, Tibetan votive pictures known as thangkas, Islamic pottery and metalwork, Japanese woodblock prints and illustrated books, and early and modern Chinese painting.
Hours

10:00 - 18:00

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Other information

Contact details

  • Name: Kinský Palace
  • Address: Staroměstské nám. 12 - 110 15 - Prague - République Tchèque
  • Phone: (420) 224 301 122

Services

Boutique

Activities

Exposition

Getting there

  • By bus : ligne n°194 (Staroměstské náměstí)
  • By metro : lignes n°A (Staroměstská), A, B (Můstek)

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