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Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)

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Neighborhood: Praha 7
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Address: Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 224 301 122
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Seeing the building from outside I was woried the trip will be boring 5 hour walk. But inside they have great collection of classical and modern art. Big selection of greatest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Seeing the building from outside I was woried the trip will be boring 5 hour walk. But inside they have great collection of classical and modern art. Big selection of greatest artists was a pleasant suprise, and Mucha's Slav Epic temporary exhibition was absolutely jaw dropping. Worth the price! Worth the effort!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Be sure to look at the pattern on the outside of the building. The design in the blocks was scraped, by hand, when the blocks were wet. The amount of work required to do this is mind boggling! Inside, the building has be perfectly renovated and houses a wonderful collection of art not to be missed.

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sheringham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This exhibition is huge and houses one of the best Impressionist collections outside of Paris - lovely coffee bar too!

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Luanda Angola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beautiful artwork and excellent collection. Take time to see all the Czech masters that are little known outside the country. Building is spacious, but you can see the low-budget maintenance in some areas. About a 40mn walk from Old town.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Veltrzny palace has lot to offer. One visit is definitelny not enough. I went to visit the Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha and it was magnificent. Prices are affordable, good traffic connection to the city centre.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a nondescript building on the outside and could be mistaken for an office building but once inside, the exhibits immediately take you to a different world. The Mucha exhibit on the first floor is not to be missed. There is a lovely coffee shop /bar on the first floor as well as a nice gift/bookshop.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really enjoyed the museum especially the Mucha exhibit and the temporary exhibit about Lighting design.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great gallery, absolutely huge. It's a bit confusing because the National Gallery exhibits are spread all around different sites. I believe Veletržní Palace houses the biggest collection (19th, 20th, 21st Century art) which includes lots of Czech artists plus French and foreign artists as well. The gallery is a bit far out from the main tourist areas but it was... More 

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Fareham, Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife had especially wanted to see the Slav Epic at the Veletrzni Palace, but fortunately we bought the combined ticket for the whole gallery. What a result! This gallery houses some of the best art I have seen in a long time in a sympathetic and modern environment. Whilst clearly focusing on Czech artists, there are a significant number... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Certainly the Slav Epic dictates you make the trip here: those paintings must be 25 feet tall. But get the combination ticket, for you can visit the 20th century collection, too. In addition to local Czech artists, the collection also houses Picasso, Braque, Derain, Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Manet also.

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