Palais Pallavicini

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Palais Pallavicini in 2015
The ballroom in the palace

Palais Pallavicini is a palace in Vienna, Austria. It is located in the Josefsplatz square at number 5. It has been owned by the noble Pallavicini family. It was previously built and owned by the Fries banking family and is therefore also known as Palais Fries.


The palace was constructed in 1784 by Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg in a Neoclassical style. The interior rooms are richly gilded and decorated with stucco, crystal chandeliers and mirrors. The elaborately-inlaid parquet floors are made out of expensive woods.

The Palais Pallavicini is still family-owned, and the historic rooms have been restored.[1] The palace can be rented for special occasions, including conferences, concerts, wedding receptions and other events.

Popular culture[edit]

The Palais Pallavicini was used in the 1949 film The Third Man as the location for Harry Lime's apartment.[2] It was also used in the 2013 film The Best Offer as the location of Virgin Oldman's apartment.

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Coordinates: 48°12′24″N 16°22′02″E / 48.20667°N 16.36722°E / 48.20667; 16.36722