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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 #21 of 302 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Crete, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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106 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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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Sudbury
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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
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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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Jacks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Barely mentioned in the guidebooks, but easy to get to, Veletrzni Palace currently holds the incredible collection known as the Slav Epic by Alphonse Mucha's, and an equally impressive collection of modern (read as twentieth century, not current/contemporary) art. This unassuming (almost office building like in appearance) holds some of the true art treasures in Prague.

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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My initial reason for visiting the National Gallery was to see Alfons Mucha's masterpiece "The Slav Epic." I did admire Mucha's "The Slav Epic" for a long while, and I completely admired Mucha's artistic brilliance on "The Slav Epic." Then I visited each of the other floors, and I was glad that I did. The other floors showcase Czech art,... More

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