Built during the mid-16th Century, Lobkowicz Palace is one of Prague's most important historical sites. Seized by the communist regime from the Lobkowicz clan in 1952, the Palace was returned to the family in 2003. The palace houses a permanent exhibition called The Princely Collections. The Lobkowicz family has been a patron of the arts for over 600 years, resulting in the splendid collection of artwork that is on display. Visitors can see superb Old Master paintings, musical instruments and manuscripts (including period manuscripts and prints of works by Händel, Haydn and Beethoven), spectacular firearms and armor, and rare examples of the decorative arts. In addition, there is Lobkowicz Palace Café and Restaurant with beautiful panoramic views of the city, and a museum gift shop stocked with an eclectic and original assortments of books, jewelry, glass and ceramics, textiles and children's gifts.