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Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)

Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic (Praha 7)
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Ranked #19 of 317 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Was so impressed with this Functionalist building of 1928. Fair Trade building, burned in the 1990s? and restored for use of the museums 20 and 21c art. The cafe is nice on the first floor. The French 19th and 20th c paintings are excellent lots of Picasso and Braque, seminal for the Czeck Cubist architecture that you see all over... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you like modern architecture, then this is the place for you! One of the highlights of modern architecture in Prague. Really amazing space, maybe not so interesting from outside, but if you enter, you will be amazed. It is really extraordinary space, lot of fantastic details and museum itself is one of the best in Prague. Also great bookstore... More

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Beersheba, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

First of all it has the "slav epic" series by mucha, which is alone enough reason to go there. (search here for 'slav epic'). except this, it has variety of art inside, which makes it intresting - some modern art and architechture, graphic design, and also french 19th century paintings. also big czech artists section that kind of suprised me,... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Czech artist Alphons Mucha was one of the best of the Art Nouveau artists and the exhibition of his 20 monumental canvases depicting The Slav Epic is something not to be missed, when visiting Prague. On show until the end of 2015, it is a little off the tourist track, but really gives you a feel of how the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of my favourite museums ever. All it's floors are filled with masterpieces of XIX-XX centuries: vases, paintings, sculptures and some modern art 'stuff'. You may need about 4-5 hours to visit all 6 floors. Don't hurry, enjoy.

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Located outside the city center, this museum is easily reached by tram, and should attract more visitors than it does. An extensive collection of modern Czech art, plus a decent selection of 20th Century European pieces (Gaugin, Rousseau, etc.) make for an interesting visit for any modern art lover. The most extraordinary exhibit (until the end of 2014) is Alfons... More

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ottawa
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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Mill Valley, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

While not huge, this museum has some of the most unique paintings we have found in Europe, and some of the most impressive works for a mid sized collection. The investment of time is not huge but the rewards are great. Go see it!

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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