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“Great gallery, allow lots of time”

National Gallery in Prague
Ranked #42 of 993 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is an impressive place, and it is only one of 3 or 4 buildings that make up the National Gallery of the Czech Republic. We expected to spend a couple of hours and ended up spending five. First, it is immense, and the history of the building is very interesting. There is currently a temporary exhibit on a massive fire that destroyed in the building (in the 1970s, if I remember currently), but it was successfully rejuvenated as part of the National Gallery. We chose to spend some time there to learn more about Czech art, and it certainly has lots of that, but it also has an impressive French collection from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as one section on international art. The other temporary exhibit is devoted to Mucha's Slav Epic, with 20 enormous canvasses. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

While not huge, this museum has some of the most unique paintings we have found in Europe, and some of the most impressive works for a mid sized collection. The investment of time is not huge but the rewards are great. Go see it!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I am an avid gallery goer, and this has definitely been the one to speak out to me the most during my months here in Prague. Mucha's the Slav Epic had me floored with the immense canvases and storytelling. The permanent collection is also beautiful, and you can easily spend more than 3 hours looking through the building. Please read more about this on my blog, http://wp.me/p4LpcM-3v and other museums around the city!

Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

The gallery has Czech and International collections. I really enjoyed the French collection floor. It's a pity that it is quite empty but you can enjoy the museum at your own pace away from the crowds.
The highlight is definitly the Slav Epic, heard that it will stay at this museum till 2015? It is truly moving and if you are an art lover this is not to be missed in Prague! Recommend tp watch a bit of the video at the end of the exhibition, so that we can all appreciate the effort in preserving such important art work.

2  Thank Toshtosh304
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

In addition to work by Czech and Slovak artists, there is also a large collection of internationally known artists including: Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Rodin, Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir. The gallery is bright, modern, easy to navigate and is wheelchair accessible. A staff member who did not speak English well at the ticket desk appeared a bit rude to a customer who was in front of us and politely asked a question. Other than this incident, we found the staff to be courteous. If you're hungry, there's also a little cafe on the first floor that serves some light food.

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