National Gallery in Prague, Prague

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National Gallery in Prague is a series of 20 monumental artwork--inspired by the mythology and history of the Slavs--by famous Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha. He worked on the pieces between 1911 and 1926, thanks to the support of wealthy Chicago businessperson and philanthropist Richard Crane. In his paintings, you can see the original homeland of Slavs, the battle of Grunwald, Holy Mount Athos, the coronation of the Serbian Tsar Stefan Dusan, the apotheosis of the Slavs, and other key episodes from the Slavic past. Mucha and Crane officially presented the series to the city of Prague as a gift to the nation on the 10th anniversary of its independence in 1928. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Prague using our trip planner.
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  • Unfortunately I realized to late about the location of the big main gallery. The Gerhard Richter exhibit was great, didn't care so much for the other one, but would have been nice to know of the other...  more »
  • Why would I say that? It's a very large museum, cool architecture inside, and good changing exhibits (an Ai Weiwei work was on display when I was there). But, they don't have any major pieces that mos...  more »
  • Very large and well organized Gallery for which you feel the passage of time. Many are the works of great artists that can be admired in all their beauty because the space between an artwork and the other is large. It was a great opportunity to know and admire also the Czech art I knew little. The cost of entry is about €6.00, free for students.
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  • Cozy little exhibition gallery in the heart of Prague. It's very centrally located at the Old Town Square and hard to miss. Usually you'll find changing exhibitions in this location, like the one about Asian art, when I was in town. It was free for me as a student on a Sunday, but it's usually not that pricey in comparison to other museums in European cities. The gallery itself wasn't crowded at all when I was there and had a very calm and relaxing atmosphere overall. The exhibited pieces were presented in a very professional way with plenty of information to read. Worth a visit if you're interested in the current exhibition.
  • Asian Art exhibit fantastic. Learned so much history and provenance of common forms of enamel pieces. English translations well done. A wonderful way to edify yourself on Chinese and Japanese dynasties
  • Went to visit this gallery for the Gilbert R exhibition. It was a very uncomfortable experience, as we were followed around the exhibition by security. Not sure what they thought we were going to do, but after being shouted at by one security man and me explaining how they were making us feel. I left the exhibit halfway through!
  • Disappointing. The admission for Kinsky Palace was very expensive for the size of the exhibition. I thought the ticket would include the other parts of the National Gallery, or at least more than just one floor of exhibitions. Not worth it.
  • Very unpleasant experience. Security basically stalked us around the gallery, not sure what they expected us to do! Felt uncomfortable and harassed. Waste of money.

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Where to stay in Prague

As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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