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National Theater

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Address: Narodni 2, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
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Spectacular looking building

Past by this one a few times on my visit, certainly a different and much more grander building than those around it. Lots of gold around the roof, just make it so eye catching its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Past by this one a few times on my visit, certainly a different and much more grander building than those around it. Lots of gold around the roof, just make it so eye catching its unbelievable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautifull bulding at day and night. Every time I look, the shine of golden crown was stuning.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had tickets to see "La Traviata" at the National Theatre. By British standards the seats in the stalls only 6 rows from the stage were very inexpensive, only £60 for two. The programme was also very inexpensive. The theatre is stunning! All the moldings around the balconies were covered in gold leaf.I have never been in such a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior is absolutely beautiful. If you have the chance, it's worth buying a ticket to a performance. Great tradition and beauty.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You can not walk in Prague and not to be impressed by the National Theater building with the big gold crown. If you have time go to see a cultural show and if not at least take a tour,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was only a short visit to Prague this time so I chose to visit the opera rather than the theatre. But I walked past the building a few times and it's certainly an impressive looking structure and hard to miss as you make your way along the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

National Theater or Narodni Divaldo was located right across our hotel. It was built in 1881 and was soon ravaged by a fire. It was rebuilt in 1883. The building was designed along the Neo-Renaissance lines. It stands proudly on the banks of Vltava River on Narodni Trida . You can see a golden chariot, which is being driven by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We really enjoyed the modern ballet - Solo for Three there. It is so impressive to enter a such beautiful site with artful atmosphere. Great and don't miss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Put on your nickers duds and catch a performance. This is a classical European house with balconies that go straight up forming a giant box. Tix are really inexpensive esp. for the top 2 tiers. We sat in the first row of the next to last tier for about $14 each and the sight line and sound were magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Even if you do not speak Czech, you might still visit this spot, since it is also a place where numerous operas are staged all through the year. The building is unique - huge and beautiful, classical and impressive, subtle and overwhelming, at the same time. Here, the old classical Europe still lives on!

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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