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Bedrich Smetana Museum

Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Novotneho Lavka, 201/1 | Praha 1, Staré Mesto, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 222 220 082
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ray S
Leigh on sea, Essex

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Leigh on sea, Essex
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ray S
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ian C
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.

2 Thank Aleksandar S
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Venetia60
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Most visitors to Prague – be it they are on a personal journey of exploration or a structured guided tour – have a list of monuments and points of interest they’d like to visit. Most of the main historical buildings and better known places are in and around the Old Town. But there are a number of lesser known spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

In addition to the photos and mementos of Smetana's life and music, there was a setup where you could point a baton at one of a number of music stands to play different selections of his music. There were a few operas, piano music, choral, etc. So I heard pieces which I had not heard before. And, helpfully, they sell... More 

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Arezzo, Toscana, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The price for the museum is very low, the building and the sightsee on the river and the bridge are beautiful. Inside the museum is too small, except for the composer's piano and some documents there is really nothing to see inside. You can "direct" with an electronic stick some of the composer's masterworks but all you can do is... More 

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you love classical music, you'll be interested to immerse yourself in the history of Smetana, one of the greatest European composers. Here you see the piano he played, his report cards from school - every detail of his life is here. And on your way out you can buy a CD of his music. I did and I love... More 

1 Thank Margaret B
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21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

The genius of Smetana deserves better than this museum. Rude staff on the front desk and a disappointly bland exhibition. Only saving grace is the final exhibit of music stands that magically play some of the great mans music when a conductors baton is pointed at them. His music is a joy to listen to.

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