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National Theater

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Narodni 223/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Symbol of National Identity, Pride and Heritage...

Narod Sobe- Nation for Itself. These words are inscribed in gold on the upper part of the stage and are very meaningful to the Czech people. Don't take my word for it - just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Narod Sobe- Nation for Itself. These words are inscribed in gold on the upper part of the stage and are very meaningful to the Czech people. Don't take my word for it - just ask them. The theatre was built largely with donation coming from people from all walks of life. After a huge fire destroyed most of the interior... More 

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Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just by the river, the National Theater is a massive building that stands out due to its beautiful colors and details.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Although I have never ventured into this magnificent looking building it's a building that really impresses me. The sheer size and scale of the National Theatre is awesome and the grandeur of the design is just fantastic. Viewed from across the river it commands respect and when illuminated at night it looks amazing. Very easy to locate across the bridge... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

No Prague visitor may miss this breutiful Neo-Renaissance building located in the center of Prague near to Vltava River, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Old Town Square... National Theatre is one of the most important buildings in the country in terms of the general national cultural, historic, and in terms of purely architectural. The historic building of the National Theatre is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

National Theater is a beautiful example of architecture - must see for sure. It's so huge - Petrin Observatory Tower is a percect spot to see it fully.

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Thirsk England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The National Theatre was built (and rebuilt) in the early 1880's and predominately stages Czech works. Operas usually have English &/or German surtitles. I only go to see operas but will not discuss any specific performances here; Tripadvisor is not here for would-be theatre critics. Just a little history is necessary .... In the late nineteenth century Czech nationalism was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I really wanted to stay a little bi longer to just watch the building. it was closed the day we were there so never seen the inside of it.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We visited this extraordinary theater in December when watching Nutcracker and it was splendid! The interior decoration was great and the staff was very friendly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I did not get a chance to enter and watch an opera but was quite impressed with the external designs and decors of this building situated across the Vtlava river and to note that it was built with public donations across the country.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went to see "The Barber of Seville" here, mostly because we wanted to see the building, which did not disappoint. It was opulent and impressive. And the seating was modern enough that we weren't cramped into our seats and could easily stand to let people pass. We very much enjoyed the performance, but are not experienced enough to comment... More 

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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