The focal point of Wenceslas Square is the equestrian statue of St Wenceslas at its southern end. Sculptor Josef Myslbek has surrounded...
National Museum New Building
In 2009 the museum expanded into the old Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty building next door. The so-called New Building now hosts...
Hotel Jalta Nuclear Bunker
Hidden beneath the 1950s Hotel Jalta on Wenceslas Square lies a communist-era nuclear shelter that was opened to the public in 2013. The...
Prague State Opera
The impressive neo-rococo home of the Prague State Opera provides a glorious setting for performances of opera and ballet. An annual...
U Bilé Krávy
This French-run, Lyonnais-styled bistro has some of the best steaks, at the best prices, in town. The name ‘White Cow’ refers to the...
Václavské náměstí 68 · interesting places nearby
National Museum information
Looming above Wenceslas Square is the neo-Renaissance bulk of the National Museum, designed in the 1880s by Josef Schulz as an architectural symbol of the Czech National Revival. Its magnificent interior is a shrine to the cultural, intellectual and scientific history of the Czech Republic.