National Theatre

Architecture in Nové Město

The National Theatre is the neo-Renaissance architectural flagship of the Czech National Revival, and one of Prague’s most impressive buildings. Funded entirely by private donations and decorated inside and out by a roll-call of prominent Czech artists, architect Josef Zítek’s masterpiece burned down within weeks of its 1881 opening but, incredibly, was funded again and restored in less than two years.

Individual visitors can book a guided tour of the building on weekend mornings only.