Prague is filled with numerous amazing art galleries, which are often forgotten by tourists. If you are visiting for just a short time, there might be other places on your list which you may want to visit first, but some galleries might be on the way when you stroll around, and many are admission free – so why not take a look? The National Gallery comprises many buildings around Prague and is famous worldwide for its collections. www.ngprague.cz
National Gallery art collections:
- Prague Castle – a collection of paintings and sculptures from the 16th-18th centuries.
- Zbraslav Monastery – permanent exhibition of Asian Art.
- Kinský Palace – a permanent collection of prints and drawings.
- St. Agnes Convent – Czech medieval art, as well neo-Gothic and 19th-century works.
- St. George’s Convent – old art collections.
- Sternberg Palace – Old Masters (art from the classical era to the end of the baroque era).
- Veletrzni Palace – a collection of modern and contemporary art.
Highly recommended galleries:
- Prague Castle Gallery – gallery exhibits the small but impressive art collection begun by the Hapsburg Emperors.
- House at the Stone Bell (Dum U Kamenneho Zvonu) – branch of the Prague City Gallery hosting temporary art exhibitions throughout the year.
- House at the Golden Ring (Dum U zlateho prstenu) – an intriguing exhibition of 20th-century art, with particular emphasis on the Czech passion for surrealism and just plain oddness!
- Manes Gallery – displays contemporary Czech artists.
- Robert Guttmann Gallery – part of the Jewish Museum, this tiny gallery host temporary art exhibitions on Jewish themes.
- Complete list of Prague galleries in Prague