TRIANGL: Palaces on Hradčanské náměstí Square
After 1811, when the building was purchased by the Princes of Schwarzenberg, the palace underwent numerous modifications. Interestingly, the final version of Charter 77 was written here in 1977, in the apartment of the Czech writer Pavel Kohout. In 2004, Salm Palace came under the administration of the National Gallery in Prague that initiated its extensive renovation after plans by the architect Tomáš Šantavý. The entrance foyer of the National Gallery's Visitor Centre was designed by the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo.
Together with the opening of Salm Palace, the National Gallery in Prague has introduced to the art-loving public its TRIANGL project, which offers reduced admission to all three palace buildings located on Hradčanské náměstí, i.e. Sternberg, Schwarzenberg and Salm Palaces.
Sternberg Palace houses a representative exposition of European art from Antiquity to the late Baroque period, as well as exhibitions of masterpieces from the Kolowraty Collection and superb paintings by Austrian and German masters of the 19th century. Visitors to Schwarzenberg Palace will be able to enjoy a permanent exhibition of Baroque art in Bohemia, a display of Baroque decorative arts and crafts, and the Imperial Armoury, showcasing weapons and armour dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Currently in use for short-term exhibitions, Salm Palace is envisaged in the future as a repository for a permanent collection of medieval art.
Press release of November 29, 2012