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Municipal House Hall (Obecni Dum)

Nam Republiky 5 | Prague 1, Prague 111 21, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #14 of 303 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Symphonies
Traveler Description: One of the most stunningly beautiful buildings in Prague, this lavishly decorated Art Nouveau edifice has been meticulously restored and houses two... more »
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

any show at this theatre. You will not be disappointed. An amazing building with acoustics to match. We attended a classical concert with some ballet dancing and opera singing. Forget about the more expense seats in the middle of the main floor. Go for cheaper ones up close or try for the first few balcony rows for the best views.... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

plus book tiickets for a classical program in this building, promise of an enchanting evening build around classical, lyrical and ballet arts

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This building is definitely hard not to notice because very attractive from outside. Big Fresco at the top of the entrance makes it look like a museum not a civic building.Lots of concert takes place here.Right at the entrance there is a very fancy restaurant serving expensive food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

tl;dr: Go to the Municipal House, take the tour, and don't eat at the cafe because the service is TERRIBLE— I made an order, and it was NOT EVEN PLACED. The Municipal House itself is worth a visit— a fantastic example of the total work ideal of art nouveau. It would be well worth your time and money, too, to... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This building is a symbol of a perfect Art Nouveau style. Every room, staircases, doors, decorations, lamps, all of this is renovated and done exactly as it was built originally. The house contains one of the most famous music halls, two restaurants and a bevy of rooms where high-class exhibitions are open to public. Even its exterior is something to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bijoux, best describes its extravagant facade and lines..... sumptuous decoration,pale ochre coloration,glazed copper domes which contrasts with the sombre stone work of its neighbours. It has something for everyone,whether seated in the superb surroundings of its classic coffee house or dine in its gastronomic eatery or carouse to a symphonic concert. The spirit of the place is uplifting,the beauty of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The main hall is breathtaking. I have always been there for classic balls and for that it is perfect. Lots of room, lots of different halls to see and dance in. All in all it's an incredible experience.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We did not visit this wonderful establishment until very recently. But the variety of the rooms, décor and furnishings were truly world class. Art Deco superb, vaulted cellars and original tiling. Great find.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow! We love this hall - we've been to visit 3 times in our 2 visits to Prague. It was designed and decorated by a group of amazing Art Nouveau and Art Deco artists and architects, including Alphonse Mucha. Wandering the building is fun, but only gets you so far - sign up for a tour! The hall is still... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were lucky enough to have a chance to explore this outstanding Art Nouveau building on our own before attending a concert there. Wow - beauty in every detail! The concert in Smetana Hall was truly memorable. The acoustics are outstanding and the venue is visually stunning. The program of Mozart and Dvorak works made for an experience we will... More

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