GALLI, Agostino
(active 1560s in Prague)


Italian architect from Massagna near Lugano. He built for Jan Popel Lobkowicz the palace which is todays Schwarzenberg Palace at Hradcany Square in Prague. Also for Lobkovicz, he rebuilt a medieval bishop's castle in Horsovský Týn to a magnificent Renaissance chateau, although only the eastern entrance (completed 1559) and the southern wing, open to an arcaded courtyard with upstairs loggia, were realized.

Galli's style is characterized by lunette ledges, rugged attic shields and remarkable chimney designs.