"Municipal House" Old Town Tip by bpwillet

Old Town, Prague: 136 reviews and 248 photos

  Municipal House-Old Town
by bpwillet

This is a very ornate concert hall. It has been done in an Art-Nouveau style and is very nice to look at. It stands on the old site of the Royal Palace before the kings moved to Prague Castle in 1483. The structure was used as a seminary and military college until it was torn down in the early 1900's. The present day building was created as a joint artistic effort during the Czech National Revival. Politically used as the stage to announce the independent state of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the house is now used as a concert venue. The Prague Spring music festival is held here on 12 May and there are numerous concerts given in its many halls year round. Seats can cost up to 1200KCZ depending on the concert.
There is a cafe/restaurant on the bottom floor and tours can be arranged. The gallery is open for exhibitions only from 10am-6pm.

Address: Namesti Republiky 5
Directions: Use the Namesti Republiky metro stop or trams 5, 14, or 26.
Phone: 22 20 02 111
Website: http://whiteumbrellatours.com/tours-de-praga/tours/?lang=es

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 16, 2004
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