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National Museum

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Address: Vaclavske Namesti, 68 | Nove Mesto, Prague 115 79, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224497111
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We expected a classical museum. What a surprise when we discovered an exhibition about death and mortal pleasures such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sex ... It was a weird... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We expected a classical museum. What a surprise when we discovered an exhibition about death and mortal pleasures such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sex ... It was a weird experience and a little shocking at times. I do not know if this is a permanent exhibition, but if that is the case, it's to do at least once, unless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

although the museum is closed for renovation, the management has an ambitious program of concerts. on ur first day in prague pass by to see the dates of the concerts. our concert was unbelievably beautiful... don't forget to buy the CD as it may be one of the best souvenirs.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Located behind the monument dedicated to St. Wenceslas, the National Museum is a truly impressive building built in the 19 th century as an important symbol of the Czech nation. Classical concert performances take place on the main staircase of this beautiful Neo-Renaissance building. Otherwise the exhibition galleries are still closed to the public as they undergo renovation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The National Museum in Prague is beautiful beyond words. I attended a classical concert there, one of the last before renovations began. The interior is simply breathtaking, and makes a fantastic setting for a concert. The staff were very helpful - I got a student discount on my ticket. At night, you can Wenceslas Square from the entrance and steps.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We arrived in Prague in the late afternoon and as we walked to Wenceslas Square we noticed that there was a classical music concert in the museum that evening. While we didn't see the exhibits we joined about 200 Czechs and tourists to listen Vivaldi, Puccini and Mozart played by a chamber orchestra of 4 talented musicians. We sat on... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Even though it is closed for 5 years for construction, every once in awhile the local symphony will play a small show in the lobby. The sound is amazing and it's a really cool atmosphere. We loved it

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

On a recent trip to Prague we became first acquainted with the work od Alfons Mucha. We admired his drawings and posters exhibited at the Mucha Museum. It is here we saw the moving painting of the Woman in the Wilderness. It was the depiction of total acceptance of fate. A woman huddled in a vast snow scape her face... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We visited this museum when we were in Prague in December. The building itself was enormous. Several floors of exhibits that display innumerous items of historical interest native to Prague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The National Museum is in a district with several museum buildings and close to several magnificent churches. The museum itself is an imposing structure that reminds me of a palace more than a museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Since the original location is supposedly under renovation (rumors fly about this: our guidebook says it will re-open in 2015, but we saw no evidence of any work going on inside at all), we went to the "temporary location", just across the street. The exterior is very modernistic, but you'd better watch your step, as we tripped on unfinished parts... More 

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Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

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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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