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Bedrich Smetana Museum

Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Novotneho Lavka, 201/1 | Praha 1, Staré Mesto, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 222 220 082
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A great destination for music lovers

Tucked round the corner from the Charles Bridge, and the huge crowds there, this is an oasis of quiet and not discovered by many people. It is far superior to the Liszt Museum in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Ian C
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Tucked round the corner from the Charles Bridge, and the huge crowds there, this is an oasis of quiet and not discovered by many people. It is far superior to the Liszt Museum in Budapest. Although not very large, there is an incredible amount of material - posters, photographs, portraits, memorabilia, musical scores, letters etc - on display and, as... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Qute little museum, in the hart of the city, just a few minutes walking from the Charles bridge. Very rich in exibites, especially objects which was in personal posesion of Smetana. Very cheap entrance, with only a few tourists, so there is no crowd. Nice for relaxing for anyone who enjoys classical music. Recomended.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a museum I suspect many visitors don't bother to visit because the natural expectation is that it will be boring. It isn't! Aside from being full of well-laid out information and relics from Smetana's life, it also has its interactive side. Stand on the podium, point the baton at the music you wish to hear played and then... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Most visitors to Prague – be it they are on a personal journey of exploration or a structured guided tour – have a list of monuments and points of interest they’d like to visit. Most of the main historical buildings and better known places are in and around the Old Town. But there are a number of lesser known spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

In addition to the photos and mementos of Smetana's life and music, there was a setup where you could point a baton at one of a number of music stands to play different selections of his music. There were a few operas, piano music, choral, etc. So I heard pieces which I had not heard before. And, helpfully, they sell... More 

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Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The price for the museum is very low, the building and the sightsee on the river and the bridge are beautiful. Inside the museum is too small, except for the composer's piano and some documents there is really nothing to see inside. You can "direct" with an electronic stick some of the composer's masterworks but all you can do is... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you love classical music, you'll be interested to immerse yourself in the history of Smetana, one of the greatest European composers. Here you see the piano he played, his report cards from school - every detail of his life is here. And on your way out you can buy a CD of his music. I did and I love... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

The genius of Smetana deserves better than this museum. Rude staff on the front desk and a disappointly bland exhibition. Only saving grace is the final exhibit of music stands that magically play some of the great mans music when a conductors baton is pointed at them. His music is a joy to listen to.

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Due to the Prague card I didn't pay any entry fees, but I was disappointed of this museum. Basically this museum is one room with a few instruments and a collection plenty of texts, newspapers and letters in czech, english and german. If you are really interested in Smetana and his life this museum might work for you. For me... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Regardless of how much (or how little) you know of Smetana, I enjoyed this small, yet well arranged collection. You walk away with a very in depth understanding of this man's life, from birth to death, and how he made the most of his time in between. I liked being able to physically handle and look through the copies of... More 

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One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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