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Belvedere Palace Museum
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Ranked #6 of 609 things to do in Vienna
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Former residence of the Prince of Savoy consists of two palaces: one houses the Museum of Medieval Austrian Art and the Museum of Austrian Baroque; and a second contains the Austrian Gallery.
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The main reason for our visit to the Belvedere was to see the Kiss by Gustav Klimt. We got the tram from the Ringstrasse to the Belvedere stop and then proceeded to purchase our tickets. Despite visiting on a Saturday the place was reasonably quiet and not packed out with visitors.

The upper Belvedere houses the collection held by the Museum and we made our way to the Gustav Klimt pictures, of which there were many. "The Kiss" just blew us away - this has been my favourite painting for many years so to finally see the original was very special. Despite being over 100 years old the painting is remarkable with the colours and glow of the gold. We stood in front of the painting for a good while to take it all in and also popped back several times before leaving the upper Belvedere. We were also fortunate to see Andy Warhols film also called the kiss as part of a joint exhibit.

We enjoyed the Klimt pictures and there were also numerous other paintings that were captivating. Also the paintings and artwork on the actual building was also pretty amazing (especially the marble hall).

We visited the cafe for lunch and then had a good walk in the gardens. It was a beautiful sunny day and the gardens were esquisite. We walked through the gardens from the upper Belvedere to the lower Belevedere and made our way out. The exhibit in the lower Belvedere was not really our cup of tea as it was modern art sculptures and looked pretty weird in comparison to the Klimts!

A must for any visit to Vienna especially if you like art and are a fan of Klimts work

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

This is a lovely collection of art, especially from the nineteenth century. It is situated in gardens and there are several parts to the buildings from Romantic to Modern periods to suit all tastes. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rebecca G
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Belvedere is a beautiful palace in its own right but also houses a wonderful art collection. The views of the city from the Upper Belvedere are wonderful, the gardens are worth lingering in and the cafe on the ground floor of the Upper Belvedere serves an excellent breakfast should you need a rest.

Thank Gwydion H
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Yes another wonderful palace with nicely tended gardens. But the main attraction for us was the Kiss by Klimt.

Thank Dreyfus01
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We spent about 3 and a half hours visiting the Upper and Lower Belvedere. The lower Belvedere did not have much art that we enjoyed. The upper belvedere, on the other hand, was a tremendous treasure of various painting by renown artists.

Thank StevenB-cpa
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