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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
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Beautiful old theatre

We saw a performance of Krabat here, from a box and it was excellent. Beautifully ornate interior, good sound and views, great performance.

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Martin L
Kendal, United Kingdom
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw a performance of Krabat here, from a box and it was excellent. Beautifully ornate interior, good sound and views, great performance.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National Theatre is located right on the edge of the Vltava River and Narodni, which is a major street that takes you over the river, and also used by tram lines. The stunning thing about the exterior were the statutes atop the facade of the building. And they were all along the front and side of the building, the side... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An incredible experience, just go back in time when visiting the theatre was the main entertainment of the year, dressing up in your Sunday best to be transported into a world of dreams and excitement. The theatre is simply stunning, I challenge you to find a better jewel in Europe and beyond.

Thank GaryWebster106
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is amazing just to walk around and study the building even if you don't like the performances on offer. Book in advance before leaving home, the prices are incredibly cheap. But book a seat with with a forward facing view the side seats are restricted. Also be aware if you are tall the leg room is limited. We... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely stunning building inside and okay from the outside too ;-) Saw Krabat here (ballet) and it was brilliant - reasonable prices too, including for refreshments in the interval...

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were waiting for the tram opposite and noticed the cafe on the second floor so took the lift up there and had a most enjoyable cup of real English tea and a cake. Would like to have seen a performance there too in the evening but nothing on that day so will have to be next time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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 bubbles 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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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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