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National Gallery in Prague exhibit collection of Czech and Central European medieval art, one of the finest in Europe. The exhibition on the first floor traces the development of Czech art from the panel paintings and sculptures of the mid-14th century and the “soft” style of Master Theodoric, to the paintings of the Master of the Třeboň Altar and those executed in the International style. While Bohemia and Prague were important European art centres during the 14th century and around the year 1400, in the 15th century they were more inclined to receive external stimuli. Bohemian and Moravian works from the 15th and early 16th centuries are confronted with works from other Central European regions with which Bohemia enjoyed close cultural ties at that time. A charming café on the premises offers cold dishes with Moravian wine and a variety of coffee and chocolate desserts.

TIP: National Gallery have cheaper admission from 4pm to 6pm (closed on Monday).

National Gallery art collections:

  • Prague Castle – collection of paintings and sculptures from the 16th-18th centuries.
  • Sternberg Palace – Old Masters (art from the classical era to the end of the baroque era).

Opening hours: Open Tue.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays closed.

St Agnes Convent

The convent was founded in 1234 by Agnes, sister of King Wenceslas I. Completed by the end of the 14th century but convent was eventually dissolved in 1782. An ambitious restoration programme was done in the 1990s. The most remarkable building is the Church of the Holy Saviour, an exceptional …

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National Gallery collection of Asian art

National Gallery collection of Asian art is housed in the Kinský Palace. It is not an extensive collection but an interesting one, and the city, even country, owes its respect and many thanks to a man named Lubor Hajek. He studied Religion and Indology at Charles University after WWII and …

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