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Prague´s Museums and Galleries

 
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Explore Prague´s most amazing museums and galleries

Visiting museums and galleries in Prague is a superb way of becoming familiar with the country’s history in a European context. Indeed, Prague’s museums offer a plethora of masterpieces from all over the world. Are you interested in medieval art? Prague has a museum tailored to your interests. Is Baroque art your specialty? Prague has a museum just waiting for you. Are you fascinated by contemporary art? You’ll find valuable collections in this capital city. You can chose which museums and galleries listed below you would like to visit and we will tailor a tour according to your interests. 

National Gallery in Prague, Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe in the Convent of St. Agnes.

More than 200 artworks are on display, spanning three centuries. Medieval art flourished during the reign of Emperor Charles IV as is evident by the portraits by master Theodoric and the cycle by the master of Vyssi Brod. Bohemian art from the 15th and 16th centuries also astounds. You can also walk through spaces in the cloister to admire the architecture of the oldest Gothic building in the city.
National Gallery in Prague, European Art from the Classical Era to the Close of the Baroque, in

Sternberg Palace

This museum is a home for artistic wonders. Artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome are at the beginning of the exposition. Then you can explore Italian art from the 14th to the 16th century, including the Venetian School. The museum also has an outstanding collection of icons. Artwork from the 16th to 18th century in Italy, Span, France and the Netherlands includes masterpieces by Tintoretto, El Greco, Goya and Rubens. The Dutch masters are well-represented, with Rembrandt and Hals as two examples. Perhaps the highlight of your visit will be seeing The Feast of the Rosary by Albrecht Durer. German art from the 16th to 18th century is another strong area.

National Gallery in Prague, Baroque in Bohemia

Explore the Baroque era in the most beautiful Renaissance palace in Prague, the Schwarzenberg Palace. It shows off works of the most significant artists from the late Renaissance through the 18th century. Renditions by Czech artists appear in a European context. For example, the creations of masters Karel Skreta, Petr Brandl and Jan Kupecky play major roles in the exhibition. Art from the glorious artistic era of Emperor Rudolph II is highlighted. But that is not all this museum has to offer. Historical weapons from the 15th to 19th century are also on display, and Baroque sculpture will amaze.

Prague Castle Picture Gallery

During the reign of Emperor Rudolph II art flourished in Prague. This museum contains pieces from his phenomenal collection. Major artists from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and other countries are on display. The most breathtaking works were created by Titian, Tintoretto, Hans von Aachen and Rubens.

The Lobkowicz Collection

Situated in Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle, the museum consists of artistic creations from the Lobkowicz family’s private collection. More than 1,500 paintings are on display, including Haymaking by Pieter Brueghel the Elder. Other major artists represented include Lucas Cranach the Elder and the Younger and Sir Peter Paul Rubens. Portraits of the Lobkowicz clan also make appearances as do portraits of members of the Habsburg dynasty. There is even a portrait by Diego Velazquez. And who can forget Canaletto? However, the museum does not only feature paintings. Decorative and religious art from the 13th to 20th century is well-documented, too. The music archive has over 5,000 items. Arms and armor will enthrall as well.

Mucha Museum in Kaunicky Palace

Visit the world’s first museum dedicated to the world-renowned creations by Czech Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha, who lived from 1860 to 1939. Over a hundred exhibits will keep you enthralled. Paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, lithographs and pastels are all on display. The internationally-acclaimed posters he created for Sarah Bernhardt are sure to impress. Personal memorabilia from the artist helps visitors get a glimpse into Mucha’s life.

National Gallery in Prague, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trade Fair Palace

Perhaps the highlights of the more than 2,000 artworks in this Functionalist building are Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic paintings. These huge paintings depict Slav history and its struggles. Mucha created these emotional and passionate monumental works from 1912 to 1926.
The museum has even more to offer. Czech and foreign modern and contemporary art calls this building home. The French and European art collection includes masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and George Braque as well as Auguste Renoir. Czech art in the 20th and 21st century is also on display. Photographs and drawings make up a significant part of the exhibition, too.

Museum Kampa – the Jan and Meda Mladek Foundation

The masterful works in this museum come from the private collection of Meda and Jan Mladek, consisting of 215 studies, drawings and paintings plus sculpture. The Central European art reminds visitors of the Eastern Bloc. The 20th century artworks by Frantisek Kupka and Otto Gutfreud play major roles in the exhibition. Kupka’s output from his early expressive drawings to his abstract creations is put into context. For example, his watercolor study for Bathing Woman (1916) and his Cathedral (1912-1913) deserve to be admired. Perhaps the most significant Czech sculptor in the 20th century, Otto Gutfreud made 17 sculptures on display, with the focus on the works relating to the Cubist period from 1911 to 1914. Jiri Kolar, the Czech master of collages, is not forgotten, either. About 240 of his works from various periods are included in the exhibition, including creations on which Kolar covers the surface of the artwork with fragments of texts, letters and musical notation.

Temporary exhibitions

In Prague there are many temporary exhibitions of both Czech and international art. Some venues are the Rudolfinum Gallery, the Gallery of the City of Prague and the Spala Gallery. There are numerous small galleries in Prague, too. There is certainly something for every art lover.

LocationPrague
Sights to SeeMuseums and Galleries
InteriorsNational Gallery in Prague, Mucha Museum, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Sternberg Palace, The Lobkowicz Collection, Museum Kampa
Availability From-ToAll year round
Departure Time and Location We will pick you up at the agreed place and time, most likely at the reception of your hotel in Prague. (To be specified in the request form below)
Duration4 hours
Return Location We will finish the tour anywhere you wish in Prague.
Means of TransportationWalking and/or Walking / Public Transportation (upon request)
Required Walking AbilityMedium
LanguageAll services are in English, but exceptions can be made in advance.
Price Info
Tour Guide1-4 people (price per group) Tour Guide5-10 people (price per group) Tour Guide11 and more people (price per group) Entrance Fees(per person)
CZK / EUR / USD 2400 / 96 / 114 2800 / 112 / 133 3600 / 144 / 171  /  / 
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