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National Theater

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Narodni 2, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
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Such a stunning building. It's amazing how much history is behind this gorgeous theatre. It's incredibly beautiful. Also, it's a bit silly, but when you stay outside on the corner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a stunning building. It's amazing how much history is behind this gorgeous theatre. It's incredibly beautiful. Also, it's a bit silly, but when you stay outside on the corner of the street, and you have the Prague Castle and Charles bridge in front of you, National Theatre next to you, river and historical buildings all around you, it's simply... More 

Thank BaAnHa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I saw the Czech Ballet Symphony II at the National Theatre. The Theatre is very lovely and opulent and is worthy of a visit on its own merit. The Ballet was INCREDIBLE! It was made up of 3 half hour movements by 3 different Czech Choreographers. There was also a full orchestra and talented singers. Our favourite... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived here at 6:45 for a 7pm show, as soon as we arrived a young lady advised us we had the wrong venue and gave us fantastic directions to the Oprah house, thank you!

1 Thank Gemma B
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Ballet doesn't have to be expensive, we paid less than £3 each for our tickets for the nutcracker! What a fabulous night out in the most splendid of theatres, the National theatre is an unmissable sight when in Prague with its glowing golden crown. It's as spectacular inside as it is outside, try and catch a show, ballet and opera... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sundays there is a small festive xmas market to the rear of the theatre on Sundays selling lots of hand made crafts well worth a visit - the building itself is spectacular and even better by night.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We had the chance to walk past that building a few times last week and the views all around were very nice. The fact that it lays on the water gives it a little special something that the other building of Prague dont all have.

1 Thank Steve R
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This venue is really nice. It becomes from the time that music and the arts held center stage. I took the family to see a ballet at Christmas. We were so happy to be able to share live music and dancing with our children. Very nice productions!

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We went here to see The Nutcracker, our first ever ballet, and were thoroughly impressed. The building is beautiful, and our seats on the second balcony only cost about €25. The performance, as far as we could tell, was excellent, and the local audience seemed to really appreciate it too. I'm not a particular fan of ballet but still had... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

A very nice evening out. We originally thought of stopping in the Cafe Slavia before but did not have enough time...not to worry there were refreshments available on each level of the theater. Carmen was beautifully produced and we enjoyed it so much. Be careful when leaving if taking the tram which is super crowded. It's an impressive building to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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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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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