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Veletrzni Palac

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Neighbourhood: Praha 7
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Address: Dukelskych hrdinu 530/47 | Holesovice, Prague 170 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 224 301 111
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Off the beaten track

Not many tourists will make it here but it is well worth the trip when you stay in Prague for 3 nights or more.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many tourists will make it here but it is well worth the trip when you stay in Prague for 3 nights or more.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Who could have imagined, seeing the crowds of tourists on the Charles Bridge, that a couple of underground stations away is this superb collection of art, with scarcely a tourist in sight. We paid extra to see the exhibition of Mucha's Slav Epic, a series of 20 monumentally sized paintings. They were spectacular, but we wished there had been some... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The modern art exhibits at Veletrzni Palac are some of the best you'll find anywhere; we spent several hours and only covered two of the floors. Extensive works by Rodin, Picasso, half a floor of modern art from the Metropolitan, an extensive display of Czech modernists and all of it exceptionally curated. If you have the time and are an... More 

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Prague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Veletrzni Palac does not roll off the tongue like MOMA or the TATE, but thats exactly what it is. Prague does its best to sometimes not market or promote what are gems in any other city and this is one of them. While the building looks like a bland office complex, it houses a fabulous collection or Central European art... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Your Mucha pilgrimage is not complete without visiting his masterpiece in this National Gallery. Away from the main tourist spots, it offers the beautiful works of Czechs artists and some other European artists, including a few temporary exhibitions showcasing the contemporary art works. The Slav Epic were displayed very beautifully. I just wish they had an English brochure of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Veletržní palác is a part of National Gallery, Built in 1928 as one of the first functionalisitc buildings in Prague. After its burn out in 1974 was nearly 20 years under reconstruction. Nowadays it contains 3 floor of Czech modern art, one floor French 19-20th century, at the groundfloor Slav Epic - monumental paintings from Alfons Mucha and seasonal exhibitons.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mention Art Nouveau and you'll think of Alfons Mucha. Mention Alfons Mucha and you'll think of his flowing posters of beautiful women surrounded by lush flowers like the ones for Sarah Bernhardt and Job paper. But since you're in Prague, it is the perfect opportunity to see his magnum opus, the Slav Epic. It is a collection of 20 large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day, we decided to make the best of it with a museum visit. We would not wait for rain to go back! Interesting, diverse and valuable collection with famous and less well known artists. Beautiful architecture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Though just a ten minute walk from the Vitavska subway stop, the Veletrzni Palac is not near other attractions, so you have to dedicate several hours, perhaps not the best use of time for a Prague visit of just a few days. A mediocre collection classics with an intro to Czech art. And unlike the rest of Prague, a disappointing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I'm rather a "barbar" when it comes to art but I highly recommend visit of this gallery and especially the exhibit of Alfons Mucha art - The Slav Epic. It is breathtaking! Other sections of this gallery are worth to see once there - I enjoyed the 4th and 3th floor with Czech and International art of 19th and 20th... More 

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