This huge grimly palace is now the venue for the National Gallery’s Centre for Modern & Contemporary Art. A seven storey building constructed in 1928 by Oldrich Tyl and Josef Furchs is definitely Prague’s ultimate functionalist masterpiece. Not too obvious when viewing the exterior but clear to see once inside, …Read More »
Centre for modern and contemporary art Trade Fair Palace (in Czech: Veletrzni palac – Muzeum moderniho a soucasneho umeni)
The vast, concrete Trade Fair Palace (Veletrzni palac) in Holesovice was built in 1928. Today it hosts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Prague. There are four permanent expositions of 19th and 20th century French art, Czech art (1960-1995) and 20th century European art, and Level 5 hosts temporary exhibitions.
On the first level do not miss foreign art, including works by Picasso, Edvard Munch and Gustav Klimt.
Location: Dukelskych hrdinu 47, Holesovice
Admission: 4 levels 250 / 120 CZK, 3 levels 200 / 100 CZK, 2 levels 150 / 70 CZK, 1 level 100 / 50 CZK, admission free 1st Wed of month
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Tue-Sun (to 9pm Thu). Mondays closed.
Directions: Metro lines C to Vltavska stop. Tram 5 from Namesti Republiky metro, tram 12 from Malostranska metro, tram 17 from Staromestska metro or tram 5,12,17 from Nadrazi Holesovice to Veletrzni stop.