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National Theater

#28 of 1,209 things to do in Prague
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Neighborhood: Praha 1
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Address: Narodni 2, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Lasting memories

I love this theater and have always loved it when growing up in Prague, just across the Vltava river. I attended many performances years before it was closed for restoration in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I love this theater and have always loved it when growing up in Prague, just across the Vltava river. I attended many performances years before it was closed for restoration in 1977. it was reopened after 6 years and it is even more beautiful and ornate inside. Over the years returning to Prague we have seen many performances here, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

On our trip to Prague, my wife had booked tickets in advance for La Traviata at the National Theater. What a beautiful gem of a building is this structure. Our experience was effortless for coat check, refreshments, and seating is good anywhere in the theater. The acoustics, of course, are perfect and the beauty of this old and famous performance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

La Traviata was playing in the main building (there seem to be a few stages in the adjacent building possibly?) and the only tickets available were way up in the gods, but amounted to about £4 or €6 each! We figured that even with possibly restricted views, it would be well worth the visit. The seats up there do have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The National Theatre is on the Vlatva River, 10min easy walk from all the main attractions at Old Town. We did not attend a show due to limited time, but just seeing the building is special enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This Theater is amazing. It's just a 10 minute walk from the Old Town, or you could take Tram lines 18 or 19 to get there. On top of the architectural beauty, they have regular shows at the theater almost every night. Spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

But if you are a foreigner, please dress properly as Czech people do dress up for the national theater and it is dissapointing to be able to spot the foreigners by their jeans and tennis shoes...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Absolutely beautiful inside and out! We went to the ballet on a Friday night and were truly blown away by the beauty of the theatre - and the performance! The staff speak good English, cloakrooms were very easy to use, seating easy to find and seats reasonably comfortable. During the break they were serving small snacks and drinks in a... More 

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Cartago, Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had the luck to be there twice over my visit to the Czech Republic, one for The Nutcracker (totally worth it) and the second for the opera The Bartered Bride (not as good as the Nutcracker but it was a fun performance) The building itself has a magical presence, Definitely a MUST see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Wonderful building and we had £5 tickets for the opera so saw inside. Cramped seat but good view. There are cloakrooms on each level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

building is so powerful, pictures inside gives you very strong feeling of belonging to this Nation, it was just a shame that performance was - say - mediocre - almost amateurich

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