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“the palace of the east” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)

Veletrzni Palace (National Gallery)
Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic (Praha 7)
420 224 301 122
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Ranked #15 of 277 Attractions in Prague
Type: Museums, Art Museums, Cultural
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Brussels,, Belgium
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“the palace of the east”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

an impressive display and an introduction for me to a whole array of artists whose work I had never seen before.The quality of the best work, whether painting, sculpture, glass work or design was world class and there seemed to me to be a particularly independent and creative spirit present even where influences were visible.The layout of the museum is good and user friendly nor does it suffer from an excess of visitors.I spent 4 very enjoyable hours there, it's easy to find and not very expensive to get in.

Visited May 2012
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“Hidden gems”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

In this out-of-the-way museum, the Czech Republic displays its collections of 19th-21st Century art, including a fine collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings and sculptures, important works of the Secessionists (Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka) and the complete Slav Epic of Alphons Mucha - 20 huge panels illustrating important events in the history of the Slavic peoples. For art lovers, not to be missed.

Visited May 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Surprisingly good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

A great collection, well presented. A mix of paintings, design items, architecture, some of everything. Some classic and modern Czech, and some from many of the classic masters. It´s a large collection, you won´t leave wishing for more. My wife and I highly recommend, one of the best museum visits we´ve had.
Easy to get to once you understand the tram lines.

Visited June 2012
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“Overlooked gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

There couldn't have been more than 30 people in the entire museum when I was there on a Sunday morning. Eclectic collection was most interesting, from Impressionist paintings to models of theater sets to architecture, glass, contemporary sculpture and more. A bit out of the way, but well worth a visit!

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“A pleasant surprise with parking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This museum wouldn't have appeared on my travel radar except for the publicity it was receiving in the Prague Post, (an excellent weekly resource for English speaking travelers), due to the Mucha exhibit which I did want to see. That exhibit was presented beautifully with a pamphlet in English, (a rare find in this city), explaining the history and legends of the "Slav Epic".
To my surprise I also found an extensive exhibit of sculpture by Rodin and paintings by many of the "greats" of the 19th-20th centuries. My guide books indicated only "modern art" which I neither understand nor appreciate.
Other pluses: a parking lot next to the museum, discount for seniors, no crowds, some staff who speak minimal English and are not too cranky, a nice break from the tourist scene.

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