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The Belvedere

Prince Eugen of Savoy, the most celebrated of the Habsburg generals due to his defeat of the Turks in 1683, commissioned the two Belvedere palaces (Upper and Lower) with the money he received as a reward for his victories during the Spanish Succession. The payment allowed him to carry out one of the most ambitious building projects ever undertaken by a private individual. The palaces were built by Lukas von Hildebrandt in 1714–23 as a summer residence for the prince and are a shining example of Baroque style.prac_infowww.belvedere.at • Upper Belvedere open 10am-6pm daily; Lower Belvedere and Orangery open 10am-6pm daily (to 9pm Wed); Palace ...

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