The capital of Czech Republic – Prague – is a cultural metropolis of Central Europe. A whole lot of museums in Prague is worth visiting. Collecting of art had already been wide-spread in the times of reign of Rudolf II. He was fascinated by astronomy, alchemy and magic. That’s the reason why he invited many famous people, who had something to do with these fields of interest, to Prague. Many worthy collections of art came into being. But there are also many modern artworks, especially in National galery. A unique collection of books and manuscripts can be found in Strahovský klášter. Various exhibitions, readings and celebrations take place here. Largest collection of art from antiquity to baroque is exhibited in Šternberský palác.
National gallery exhibits especially in Prague castle and in old monasteries
- Šternberský palác – European art from antiquity to baroque with emphasis on 14th-18th century
- Veletržní palác – Collection of art from 19th and 20th century and collection of modern and contemporary art
- Anežský klášter – Collection of old art – Mannerist Art and Baroque Art in Bohemia
- Palác Kinských – Collection of prints and drawings
National museum can be found in the impressive building in the upper part of Venceslav square. Particular prehistoric collections, excavations and old coin are exhibited here.
In Galerie Rudolfinum many different exhibitions of modern Czech painting, photography and retrospective exhibitions take place. A concert hall can be found in this building, too. Concerts here will provide you with unique experiences.
In Bertramka W. A. Mozart’s museum you can take a look at contemporary interiors.
The youngest Czech museum is Mucha museum, dedicated to the famous representative of Prague art nouveau: Alfons Mucha.
In industrial art museum an extensive collection of glass, porcelain and ceramics from antiquity to present is exhibited.
If you’re visiting Prague, you can go to a lot of museums or small galeries. But keep in mind that on Mondays many of those don’t have opening hours.