Národopisné muzeum

Malá Strana

One of Prague's least visited museums is a joy for those into a bit of Slavic colour. Housed in a renovated summer palace, the National Museum’s ethnographic collection does a good job of providing an overview of traditional Czech folk culture and art, including music, costume, farming methods and handicrafts. It's also a venue for folk concerts and workshops demonstrating traditional crafts. The garden cafe is an oasis of peace in summer.

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1. Brownnosers (David Černý)

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This sculpture by visual artist David Černý dates from 2003 and is on permanent display at Smíchov's Futura Gallery. The work shows former president…

2. Futura Gallery

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The Futura Gallery focuses on all aspects of contemporary art, ranging from painting, photography and sculpture to video, installations and performance…

3. Memorial to the Victims of Communism

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This striking sculptural group consists of several ragged human figures (controversially, all are male) in progressive stages of disintegration,…

4. Petřín Funicular Railway

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First opened in 1891, Prague’s funicular railway now uses modern coaches that trundle back and forth on 510m of track, saving visitors a climb up Petřín…

5. Petřín

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This 318m-high hill is one of Prague’s largest green spaces. It’s great for quiet, tree-shaded walks and fine views over the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’…

6. Mirror Maze

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Below the Petřín Lookout Tower is the Mirror Maze, built for the 1891 Prague Exposition. As well as the maze of distorting mirrors, which was based on the…

7. Petřín Lookout Tower

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The summit of Petřín is topped with this 62m-tall tower built in 1891 by the Czech Hikers Club after members visited Paris and became overly inspired. It…

8. Czech Museum of Music

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A 17th-century baroque monastery building with an impressive central atrium makes a beautiful setting for Prague’s Museum of Music. The museum’s permanent…