Private 2-hour historical tour exploring the history of Vienna's Belvedere Palace Complex: world-renowned works of art and aristocratic utopia

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Discover the Belvedere Palace Complex on a 1-hour history tour with a researcher guide and learn about an architectural work from the bygone era of the splendor of aristocratic mansions. After a XNUMX hour tour of parks and palaces, your guide will take you on an informative XNUMX hour tour to show you the highlights of the art museum

Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon and begin your excursion at the Belvedere Palace Complex, an architectural work from the bygone era of the splendor of aristocratic mansions designed to reflect a harmony worthy of earthly paradise. This utopian building was built during the first decades of the XNUMXth century as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history.



Among the most important buildings is the grandiose Upper Belvedere Palace, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture while the gardens surrounding it were inspired by classical antiquity. The large pool of water in the upper parterre, the stepped fountains and waterfalls populated by nymphs and goddesses, the marble statues of gods and heroes, the intricacy of the wrought iron gates still testify today to the legacy left by the artistic patronage of Prince Eugene.

In the Upper Belvedere, your guide will help you discover the baroque elements of the hall of festivities and, after the hour of visiting the parks and palaces, he will take you on a short tour of 1801 hours to show you the highlights of the art museum, such as David's famous painting entitled "Bonaparte crossing the Grand-Saint-Bernard" dating from 1837, where propagandist compassion mingles with the artist's fiery audacity. In a different style, Caspar David Friedrich's atmospheric "Shore in the Fog" combines romantic introspection with metaphysical symbolism in a maritime landscape painted with remarkable sensitivity and precision. Austrian painting in the Biedermeier era is represented by the works of Friedrich von Amerling in the moving rendering of family affection in the "Portrait of Rudolf Von Arthaber and his Children" (1857) and "The Morning of Corpus Christi (XNUMX) by Friedrich Waldmüller, where the realism of the reproduction of sunlight is the main compositional means used to demonstrate the sacred on Earth.



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