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National Theater

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Nove Mesto (New 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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Fantastic architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank johnno10
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...

Thank Andrew W
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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.

Thank doversole
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 

2 Thank Veronica9000
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.

2 Thank crocifixia
New Jersey
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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 

9 Thank Wenovo
Carcavelos, Lisboa, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Neil K
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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