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Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)

Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic (Praha 7)
420 224 301 122
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Ranked #22 of 303 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

In addition to work by Czech and Slovak artists, there is also a large collection of internationally known artists including: Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir. The gallery is bright, modern, easy to navigate and is wheelchair accessible. A staff member who did not speak English well at the ticket desk appeared a bit rude to a customer... More

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New York
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67 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across a painted window by Alfons Mucha, when we stopped in St. Vitus Cathedral and were intrigued by the design and colors. We changed our schedule so that we could visit the Slav Epic at Veletrzni Palace. We were impressed by the depth and intensity of each painting. Make sure to get the pamphlet (only 10 czk) to... More

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Crete, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

In the Veletrzni palace we visited only the Mucha's Slav Epic and it was amazing. Really impressive masterpieces inspired from the slavic history. Buy the leaflet (only 10 czk) that explains with details all paintings and helps you understand what they depict. This exibition is really something- don't miss it if you like art and history! It has a special... More

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Toronto, Canada
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This multi-floor building offers many delights, among them a fine collection of French art from the mid-19th to the early twentieth century, an impressive collection of works by Czech artists who, with the possible exception of Frantisek Kupka, are too little known outside the Czech Republic, and a huge room devoted to the "Slav Epic", 20 very large paintings by... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This building has many stories and therefore it is perfect for all kinds of exhibitions. One will always find something of interest because there is always so much going on from very old art to new contemporary experiments. Worth visiting.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a massive building with a very interesting history! It is now the National Gallery, and well worth a visit. We were especially impressed with The Slav Epic, a series of huge and unique works by Alfons Mucha.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this gallery although I had to do some homework on how to get there as it's not widely promoted. It's actually a quick tram ride from the city centre and well worth the trip. Mucha's Slav Epic is Truly remarkable. It's epic in size, scale and theme. There's also a good selection of French 20th century artists,... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not well advertised, so there very few visitors, and plenty to see. Picasso, Mucha and Monet paintings were on display among many others. Four hours were not enough to visit the National Gallery.

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Veletrzni Palce or National Gallery is not conveniently located in Prague, but it is worth a visit if you appreciate art and have had time to visit the "must see" places in this magical city. I went to see Mucha and Dzech modernist painters I did not know so well. The gallery is enormous and offers a tremendous amount.... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Veletržní is a fabulous visit for art lovers, especially those who love 20th Century painting and sculpture. All the Czech examples of the correspondingly famous artists such as Picasso, Matisse and the like are represented and many pieces are spectacular. Don't miss this museum if you are in Prague!

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