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“Smetana and his music”

Bedrich Smetana Museum
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$37.60*
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Prague Welcome Card
Ranked #27 of 143 Concerts & Shows in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

It is centrally located, access is easy, go if you are in the center anyway. The entrance fee is a little high, in my opinion for what you get. Learn about Smetana's life and can hear his music, about 10 pieces to choose from. The only thing we have learned that we did not know before is that how small were the glasses that Smetana was wearing. The museum would be a god place to visit for someone who is interested in Smetana's music, familiar with the composer and wants to "validate" the knowledge with the visit. There is a grand piano there but you can't play it, of course. You have to pay extra to be allowed to take photos, not that it was tempting to take pictures there. Went because we love Smetana's operas..

2  Thank Bellaepoka
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

If you know and enjoy Smetana's music (or if you are curious about his work) this is a great experience. I found the staff very helpful. The exhibition is extremely well done and much nicer than I expected. Plus it is located on his beloved Vlatva River, just south of Charles Bridge. Very reasonable entry fee.

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Reviewed April 18, 2012

I was the only visitor so could wander around undisturbed. Small museum with a low entry free of 50 ck. Photos are extra! You need to be interested in local Czeck classical music to really appreciate this, but it was nicely put together and the chance to hear his music was a nice touch.

1  Thank George W
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Love Smetana's music so decided to visit this museum. Lots of info about Smetana both written and aural. In particular there was a very nice room where you could listen to specific compositions using a laser pointer to activate the music on each of a dozen or so music stands. This was fairly complicated and our Czech hostesses while willing, spoke as little English as we did Czech. So t took us a long time to figure things out. The building is located right on the Vitava river (the Moldau to Smetana fans). The building is beautiful and has a nicely situated cafe next to it.

2  Thank LCP48
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

The museum is located south of the Charles Bridge on the east side and you'll need to walk through the outdoor seating area of a restaurant to get there.

The cost is $50 Kc / person and if you want to take pictures, it'll cost you another $30 Kc.

Upon entry, we were given a thin binder with information in English, as the majority of things were in Czech.

The museum felt somewhat small for someone that the Czech people must have adored. There's also a section dedicated to soprano singer Emily Destinn, so if you like her, you'll enjoy the museum even more.

The best part of the museum was getting there and taking photos from the outdoor seating area of the restaurant.

This museum is very specific, don't go to it unless you really have an interest in the person.

If you are curious about Smetana and don't speak Czech just research him on the internet and save yourself the trip and money.

3  Thank easyHwolf
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