It will become fully accessible to the public this summer.
After three years of conducting major repairs, Prague is close to completing the renovation of the Baroque Clam-Gallas Palace.
According to the Czech capital’s website, the palace once housed the highest social classes of the Viennese court, with composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven reportedly having performed there.
Councillor for Culture and Tourism Hana Třeštíková commented on the significance of this, sharing that the palace and Mozart’s legacy would strengthen Prague’s position ‘on the culture map of Europe’. Taking this further, Třeštíková stated:
“We [Prague] definitely have something to offer in the field of classical music. Czech history is proud of names such as Josef Mysliveček, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček and many others. We will be very happy if we manage to turn this rich potential into a concrete result.”
According to the capital, the renovation work should cost around CZK 460 million (over EUR 18 million) and be completed by this summer.
After this, the palace will become fully accessible to the public. The Museum of the City of Prague will set up an exhibition space alongside a café, restaurant, and gift shop.
Other parts of the Clam-Gallas Palace will remain reserved for social and cultural events.
Expanding on this, Třeštíková revealed that the municipality is in close contact with the organisers of the two largest music events in Salzburg to discuss future cooperation that could lead to the creation of a world-class music event.