Art in Prague – the best art museums in the city

Rennaisance Schwarzenberg Palace

Prague had always been one of the art centers of Europe. Once it even was the biggest art center of the entire Europe (during the reign of Rudolph II – 1576-1611). But where are the best art museums nowadays? Where can you find museums, which are showing the very best Prague can offer? I hope this guide will help you out finding museums and galleries you’ll love.

Art Nouveau? Don’t miss Mucha Museum!Mucha Museum Prague

One of the most visited museums in Prague is a museum of iconic Czech painter, who was almost a founding father of a style called Art Nouveau. His drawings (mostly used for advertisement) became worldwide famous. You’ll be introduced here not just into his drawings, but to his personal life as well. So if you love this floral and very decorative beauty of art nouveau, this is a place you shouldn’t miss.

Address: Panská 7, Prague 1
Opening hours: daily 10am-6pm
Entrance fee: 240 CZK adults, 160 CZK students

Veleržní palace – the biggest gallery in Prague

Just few minutes by tram from the city center is located the biggest gallery in Prague called Veletržní palác. On 5 floors (of total size 13 200 m2) you can find the best of Czech and foreign art of 19th and 20th century. Get ready to see paintings from the most famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt and many others. Till the end of year 2016 you can also find here the best artpiece ALfons Mucha created in his life – called the Slav Epic. This monumental cycle of 20 large canvases, on which he was working for 18 years, will leave you speechless.

Address: Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague 7
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm
Entrance fee: 220 CZK adults/110 students

Entrance to the monastery of St. AgnesExploring medieval Czech art in gothic monastery

If you decide to dive into the local art, there are few good places to visit. One of them is with no doubt Monastery of St. Agnes located right on the riverside just few minutes of walk from the Old Town Square. The monastery itself was founded in 13th century and its gothic architecture makes it a perfect place to show the best art pieces of Czech medieval art. Museum covers the art of 13th century to 16th century.

Address: U Milostných 17, Prague 1
Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
Entrance fee: 150 CZK adults, 80 CZK students

Baroque style in renaissance palace

Right in front of Prague Castle is standing a pearl of renaissance style of architecture called Schwarzenberg palace. Inside you’ll find the very best of local baroque art, including paintings as well as sculptures. Besides the art of the second half of 16th century to 18th century you can find here another small exhibition showing you weapons used by the soldiers of Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Address: Hradčanské náměstí 2, Prague 1
Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
Entrance fee: 150 CZK adults/80 students

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