Belvedere of Queen Anna and Royal Gardens

Belvedere of Queen Anna and Royal Gardens Belvedere of Queen Anna and Royal Gardens Belvedere of Queen Anna and Royal Gardens

Description

Belvedere in Renaissance style was built on the command of Ferdinand I. in 1538-1565 as a part of the Royal Gardens by the Prague Castle. Its arcades, Ionic columns and reliefs depicting mythology, wars as well as scenes from hunts and is considered the most beautiful example of Renaissance north of the Alps. The famous Singing Fountain is to be found in the garden in front of the summer palace. It was created by metal founder Jaros, who also made the biggest bell of the Prague Castle for St Vitus Cathedral. Are you asking yourself about the “singing” bit of its name? The water, flowing out of heads of the numerous figures and animals, falls onto the bronze bowl and – believe it – “sings”. To appreciate this concert though, you have to press your ear to the fountain very closely. Source: prague.net/belvedere