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“If you like art, you'll love this museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Veletrzni Palac

Veletrzni Palac
Dukelskych Hrdinu, 530/47 | Holesovice, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic (Praha 7)
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Ranked #40 of 1,243 things to do in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“If you like art, you'll love this museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This multi-floor building offers many delights, among them a fine collection of French art from the mid-19th to the early twentieth century, an impressive collection of works by Czech artists who, with the possible exception of Frantisek Kupka, are too little known outside the Czech Republic, and a huge room devoted to the "Slav Epic", 20 very large paintings by Alfons Mucha. There was also a special exhibition on visual arts and music that is quite intriguing and features some very fine paintings usually seen in other buildings of the National Gallery. The coffee shop is staffed with friendly waiters and offers good light lunches. We spent five hours here and thought the time well spent. Highly recommended to all art lovers.

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“Perfect space for exhibitions.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This building has many stories and therefore it is perfect for all kinds of exhibitions. One will always find something of interest because there is always so much going on from very old art to new contemporary experiments. Worth visiting.

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“Be sure to see The Slav Epic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a massive building with a very interesting history! It is now the National Gallery, and well worth a visit. We were especially impressed with The Slav Epic, a series of huge and unique works by Alfons Mucha.

Visited June 2014
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“A must see for art lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really enjoyed this gallery although I had to do some homework on how to get there as it's not widely promoted. It's actually a quick tram ride from the city centre and well worth the trip. Mucha's Slav Epic is Truly remarkable. It's epic in size, scale and theme.
There's also a good selection of French 20th century artists, sculptures, some 'foreign' artists such as Klimt, as well as lots of modern Czech art which was really interesting to see.
A very enjoyable experience.

Visited July 2014
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“Place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not well advertised, so there very few visitors, and plenty to see. Picasso, Mucha and Monet paintings were on display among many others. Four hours were not enough to visit the National Gallery.

Visited June 2014
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