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Czech National Museum

Discover Czech ethnographical and musical history, art exhibits and African and Asian culture at this series of museums spread across Prague’s city center.

The Czech National Museum (Národní Muzeum) is a collection of museums that showcase the varied aspects of Czech and international culture. See art exhibits and learn about the nation’s revered composers. Explore the traditions of Czech folkloric communities and indigenous groups from around the world. Marvel at the architecture of the Czech National Museum’s buildings, many of which are attractions in themselves.

The main branch of the Czech National Museum presides over Wenceslas Square in Prague’s New Town district. It’s closed for refurbishments until 2018 but worth seeing from the outside to appreciate its neo-Renaissance style, designed by Josef Schulz in the late 1800s. Adjacent to the building is the National Museum New Building, where you will find a taxidermy display of animals associated with Noah’s Ark, in addition to temporary exhibits.

At the nearby Antonín Dvořák Museum, relive the life journey of one of the Czech Republic’s most celebrated composers. See displays of his personal possessions, including furniture, a piano and a viola.

Experience the legends and lifestyles of ancient Asian, African, Indonesian and Oceanic cultures at the Náprstek Museum. Discover the life and work of Bedřich Smetana, another revered national composer, at the Bedřich Smetana Museum. Set on the waterfront of the Old Town, this museum offers wonderful views of Charles Bridge and the Vltava River.

Across the river in the Malá Strana district is the Czech Museum of Music, in a 17th-century monastery. Spot fantastic collections of guitars, keyboards, lutes and violins, among other instruments. See an exposition of neo-classical paintings and a study of 20th-century popular music. Don’t miss the Ethnographical Museum, which celebrates Czech rural life and the folkloric history of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.

Reach any of the branches of the Czech National Museum easily by public bus, tram or the metro. Plan your visit according to the museums located in the same districts. If you are feeling energetic it’s possible to walk between the sites.

Visit the Czech National Museum’s official website for information about opening times and admission fees. Here, you’ll also find details about associated sites located outside of Prague’s city center.


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Grandium Hotel Prague

Politickych veznu 913/12, Prague
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mucha Museum, Wenceslas Square, and Jindrisska Tower. Museum of Communism and Old Town Square are also within 15 minutes. Muzeum Station is only a 5-minute walk and Prague Central Station is 6 minutes.

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      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Prague 1, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Town Hall, Lucerna Palace, and Wenceslas Square. Mucha Museum and Museum of Communism are also within 15 minutes. I. P. Pavlova Station is 8 minutes by foot and Karlovo Namesti Station is 8 minutes.

      Grandior Hotel Prague $110
      Grandior Hotel Prague

      Grandior Hotel Prague

      Na Porici 42, Prague
         
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        U Obecniho Domu 3, Prague
           
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          Grand Majestic Hotel Prague $85
          Grand Majestic Hotel Prague

          Grand Majestic Hotel Prague

          Truhlarska 16, Prague
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Hilton Prague $166
            Hilton Prague

            Hilton Prague

            Pobrezni 1, Prague
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Prague 8, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Prague City Museum and Municipal House Hall. Prague Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Florenc Station is only a 4-minute walk and Krizikova Station is 11 minutes.

              Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square $106
              Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square

              Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square

              Katerinska 38, Prague
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                K+K Hotel Central Prague $85
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                Hybernska 10, Prague
                   
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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