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National Theater

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Address: Narodni 223/2, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420-224901448
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Stunning building

Saw the Czech opera 'The Cunning Little Vixen' here. The building is incredible. The production was great, amazing sets and hilarious performances. I booked a box seat but it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the Czech opera 'The Cunning Little Vixen' here. The building is incredible. The production was great, amazing sets and hilarious performances. I booked a box seat but it was quite uncomfortable seating with the view partially blocked by the wall, there was only one other person in the box so it wasn't too cramped but I would hate to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited what is one of undeniably the more impressive theatres with my cousin to see La Boheme in August. The building is beautiful from the outside with its gilded roof and myriad of statues perched on the exterior. The inside is also very beautiful, and worth seeing one of the performances here. We booked tickets directly from the National Theatre'... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like stepping back in time. beautifully maintained building, opulent, of a different era, watched swan lake in the days between christmas a new years, everyone came dressed in their sunday finest, it added to the great experience. must see if you have a chance. great venue. great ballet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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