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Bedrich Smetana Museum

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Address: Novotneho Lavka, 201/1 | Praha 1, Staré Mesto, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
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If You Like or Appreciate Classical Music This is A Nice Museum. Good Rainy/Cold Day Activity

This museum isn't large, so one visit will do the trick. Smetana is thought of as the Father of Czech music. You can develop an idea of what the Czech Republic was like by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Thirsk England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Smetana Museum is on a terrace between the river and the road at right angles to both but the entrance is tucked round a corner at the far end by the Vltava - so you will have to be persistent to find it, next to a cafe. The café, to which the museum has a linking door, plays music... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This museum isn't large, so one visit will do the trick. Smetana is thought of as the Father of Czech music. You can develop an idea of what the Czech Republic was like by listening to Smetana's music. The entrance fee is minimal and it's a nice activity on a rainy or cold day. A pianist, violinist, composer, teacher, music... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I could; have spent the entire day here. Once I got past the dirty ashtray that sold us the ticket, it was great. The woman stands outside the door smoking and comes in to sell tickets. Once upstairs and inside the museum, it was great. They have translations in English and several other languages. It was fun and interactive.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The museum is tucked away at the end of a bridge. There are some artifacts and interactive exhibits. The view of the river and castle is an added bonus.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Popped in here on a wet afternoon in Prague. We like Smetana's music and thought it would be interesting to learn more about the composer. The entrance fee is very reasonable at 50 CZK but we got a terrible reception from the attendants. All seemed well at first-an elderly lady took our entrance fee and directed us to the exhibition... More 

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Leigh on sea, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Having visited the Dvorak museum earlier in the week we were a bit dubious about Smetana's museum, but sub zero temperatures encouraged us to visit. I really know him from his work 'Ma Vlast' (My country) with its movements depicting aspects of his beloved Czechoslovakia and 'The Bartered Bride', so there was much to be learnt if the museum delivered.... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

The Smetana museum is very cheap to visit (50 CZK without discount, ie the cheapest price for museums in Prague) and well designed. You can leave your stuff with a museum with an attendant who will also be happy to explain every detail of how everything in the interactive exhibition works - in Czech, English and even French! For these... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Tucked round the corner from the Charles Bridge, and the huge crowds there, this is an oasis of quiet and not discovered by many people. It is far superior to the Liszt Museum in Budapest. Although not very large, there is an incredible amount of material - posters, photographs, portraits, memorabilia, musical scores, letters etc - on display and, as... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Qute little museum, in the hart of the city, just a few minutes walking from the Charles bridge. Very rich in exibites, especially objects which was in personal posesion of Smetana. Very cheap entrance, with only a few tourists, so there is no crowd. Nice for relaxing for anyone who enjoys classical music. Recomended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

This is a museum I suspect many visitors don't bother to visit because the natural expectation is that it will be boring. It isn't! Aside from being full of well-laid out information and relics from Smetana's life, it also has its interactive side. Stand on the podium, point the baton at the music you wish to hear played and then... More 

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