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“Tourist Concerts at the Municipal House”

Municipal House Hall
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“Tourist Concerts at the Municipal House”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Prague is a city filled with ample opportunities to enjoy beautiful classical music, performed by some of the city's best musicians. But there is a difference between these nightly little mini-concerts performed for the constant flow of tourists, and the main events. I've heard wonderful things about concerts in The Municipal House, mainly because of the venue. So last April when my husband and I were in Prague, we booked tickets for a concert there. Buyer beware! The concert's venue was actually in a long, narrow room in the basement, and the musicians seemed that they'd performed the pieces a few too many times - it was a rather heartless performance.
So, this past month when I returned to Prague, I was determined to attend another concert, only to make sure that it was in The Municipal House's main auditorium, Smetana Hall. The tickets were not cheap - about 75 Euros each. I was surprised that the seating area was just a flat floor with a lot of chairs. The musicians gave a good performance. However, there was an adjoining hall where one of Prague's other numerous tourist concerts was taking place. Not only could the music from the other hall be heard, it was quite distracting. It wasn't fair to our musicians, and it certainly was not a concert worth the amount we'd paid. And then after only an hour, the concert ended. Disappointing to say the least.

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“nice building awful coffee”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

6 euros for two burned coffees and waiters that make you feel like they are sparing your life are just not worth the otherwise great interiors

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“Splendid Art Nouveau building”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We took a guided tour of the building, tockets from the information centre inside. (Tours are at varying times, best to check on the day) Our tour was in English with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The tour visited several of the rooms, each designed in a different theme within the Art Nouveau style, including the Smetana Hall and the splendid Lord Mayors Hall with murals by Mucha.

The information centre has a rather good museum shop, and sells tickets for the concerts and other events held in the Hall nearly every day. Also in the building and open to the public are the Restaurant (very expensive), and Cafe (reasonably priced for coffee and cakes) on the ground floor, both splendidly decorated in Art Nouveau style, and in the basement are a traditional restaurant and a bar.

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“Great exprience and beautiful site”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We had a cofee and a a cake at the restaurant and that was magnificent. Nicely decorated with art deco lamps and stuf. The next evening we went to a concert in the Smetana hall and that is a fine experience. Dinner, expencive but nice, in the restaurant befor. A good avening out.

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“Art Nouveau in abundance.”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Absolutely amazing building. The external architecture is a clue to the interior, but nothing could prepare you for the breathtaking beauty and abundance of Alfonse Mucha's designs.
Don't miss it!

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