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National Gallery, Prague

Wallenstein Riding School

The Wallenstein Riding School in Prague's Lesser Town hosts interesting short-term exhibitions held by the National Gallery in Prague. It was built between 1623 and 1630 when Albrecht of Wallenstein commissioned two Italian architects Andrea Spezza and Nicolo Sebregondi with the structure. Together with the riding school also the Wallenstein Palace and the garden of the same name were built. The early Baroque riding school served to its original purpose until the end of the 19th century. After World War I the car factory Laurent & Klement from Mladá Boleslav started to rent the Wallenstein Riding School. Later several more businesses from the car industry rented the building. Between 1997 and 2000 the Wallenstein Riding School underwent a meticulous reconstruction and in 2000 it opened its gates to the public as a space used by the National Gallery in Prague. In the past, for example, retrospective exhibitions of Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, Václav Brožík and others took place there. When you go see an exhibition at the Wallenstein Riding School, spend some time walking through the pleasant early Baroque Wallenstein Garden with fountains and sculptures. 

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