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National Theater

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Address: Narodni 2, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
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Stunning building.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Luis M
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Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
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Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We went for a classic Czech play at old scene and couldn't be happier. One of those other memories of Prague you can get, than just going through it's streets and attractions. However, getting a ticket on time can be sometimes tricky, try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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