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Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)

Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic (Praha 7)
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Ranked #24 of 312 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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ottawa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is an impressive place, and it is only one of 3 or 4 buildings that make up the National Gallery of the Czech Republic. We expected to spend a couple of hours and ended up spending five. First, it is immense, and the history of the building is very interesting. There is currently a temporary exhibit on a massive... More

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am an avid gallery goer, and this has definitely been the one to speak out to me the most during my months here in Prague. Mucha's the Slav Epic had me floored with the immense canvases and storytelling. The permanent collection is also beautiful, and you can easily spend more than 3 hours looking through the building. Please read... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The gallery has Czech and International collections. I really enjoyed the French collection floor. It's a pity that it is quite empty but you can enjoy the museum at your own pace away from the crowds. The highlight is definitly the Slav Epic, heard that it will stay at this museum till 2015? It is truly moving and if you... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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182 reviews 182 reviews
73 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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160 helpful votes 160 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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Sudbury
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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