Troja is a beautiful villa or castle next to the Prague zoo. The whole interior is covered with beautiful frescoes, while in front of the villa there are impressively maintained gardens that make the whole complex more charming. Troja is located outside the city, but definitely worth visiting.
Tourists call it different names - villa Troja, castle Troja, Troja Palace, or Château Troja, while its original name in Czech is Trojský zámek. The castle is located just across the street from the Prague Zoo, therefore it is convenient to visit both tourist attractions at once.
Troja Castle was built in the Baroque style by Count Wenzel Adalbert of Stenberg in 1679. The Count traveled extensively across Europe and he was so mesmerized by the beauty of villas in Rome that he decided to transfer a piece of the Eternal City to his homeland.
While visiting the castle, make sure to have a look at the beautiful gardens where the entrance is free of charge. The interior of the palace is completely decorated with beautiful frescoes. The most interesting part of the interior is certainly The Imperial Hall. In case you are interested in seeing a preview of the Imperial Hall you can visit the official webpage of the Troja Castle.
Since 1989, the Troja Castle has belonged to the City Gallery of Prague, so from time to time temporary art exhibitions are organized.