Vienna – Walking for Art @ Belvedere

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When in Vienna, a visit to Belvedere Palace is a must. Not only does it has a magnificent collection of art pieces spanning 500 years from the Middle Ages to the 20th century (highlights include Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and the iconic painting of Napoleon Bonaparte on his horse), its symmetric Palace Gardens is also a sight to behold. No admission is required for the Gardens but be warned – if you bought tickets to see the galleries at both Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere (pictured above) wee hours before closing at 6pm, make sure you can cover the 500m length of the gardens (to get to either gallery) before the park closes at 5.30pm (and which goes extremely dark during the winter season)! You will need at least 2 hours to cover every inch of the galleries and the fascinating state rooms, so plan well or just go earlier. Upper Belvedere, which already looks very majestic, does look even more stunning when lit up at night. Don’t miss it if you are ever in Vienna!

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