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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Legerova 57/75, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 296 117 111
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The State Opera building is currently under reconstruction. During the time...

The State Opera building is currently under reconstruction. During the time of its closure, you can see Opera and Ballet performances on the other National Theatre stages.

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We went to see Don Giovanni on opening night at Estates Theater and it was fabulous. We followed the earlier advice and did not skimp on tickets and opted for two box seats as it... read more

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see Don Giovanni on opening night at Estates Theater and it was fabulous. We followed the earlier advice and did not skimp on tickets and opted for two box seats as it was for an anniversary - and they were worth every single penny. We did dress to impress but it was more for the over-all experience... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most beautiful opera House I have ever seen, bar none! Saw a show while in Prague and was treated to a stunning performance by some truly spectacular performers/musicians. I would very strongly recommend that anyone visiting Prague visit this opera house and see a performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Sadly I was only able to view the State Opera building from the outside due to the refurbishments, but I was lucky enough nevertheless to see the State Opera Company at the nearby Karlin Musical Theatre instead. It was every bit as good as I hoped and this first timer is I am pleased to report now hooked on this... More 

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We booked this in advance for an original Czech opera, and was not dissapointed, fabulous view of the stage, as it was our first time at the opera, we went for a short on, only 2 hours long, the orchestra were very good, good tip book in advance as it was sold out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We aren't really fans of opera so we didn't go in but still nice to appreciate from the outside and nice to look at whilst walking to the Charles bridge

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Beautiful building, nice architecture and interior. Unfortunately between two busy roads full of cars.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful opera house was the perfect setting for Don Giovanni, playing all Summer long. Don't save on tickets though. We were in the nosebleeds and couldn't see a thing from there. Literally, neither the stage nor the orchestra are visible from up there. Fortunately no one complained when we discreetly moved to two empty seats with a better view... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Although I am not a fan of Opera I really appreciate the stunning buildings were operettas are performed and in any city I visit make a beeline as I love grand architecture. The STATE OPERA is awesome with its magnificent grand frontage with the set of columns in the Greek design that look superb. Illuminated at night the building looks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was the 2nd time I saw opera in Prague. The first time in Prague National Theatre and this time in the State Opera. I think it is the best price you can see opera in Europe. The decor of the auditorium is very classic, which is gold and red. I saw Magic Flute this time and the setting was... More 

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

My wife and I watched Madame Butterfly at the State Opera and it was incredible, the building is beautiful (especially inside) and the opera itself was excellent. The tickets aren't very cheap, but I noticed that it's possible to enjoy the presentation from basically any seat, because the concert hall isn't too big and the acoustics is excellent.

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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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