8. Wallenstein Palace & Gardens – Top 10 Things to See and Do in Prague
The original Palace was built to rival Prague Castle by Albrecht von Wallenstein between 1623-1630. Wallenstein made his name and fortune as the Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial forces in the Thirty Years War. After WWII, the Palace became Czechoslovak state property and was renovated to house government offices. Today the Senate of the Czech Republic operates out of its main buildings. The Palace complex includes Baroque-style manicured gardens, some 30 bronze sculptures, an aviary, a grotto, a beautiful fountain, and roaming peacocks.
Address: Valdštejnské nám. 4, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia
Construction started: 1623
Architectural style Baroque