National Theatre (Narodni divadlo)
National Theatre (Narodni divadlo) is the jewel of Prague that evokes the Czech national spirit. Funds for its construction were insufficient, thus money was collected from all social classes. The foundation stone was placed in 1868 and finally in 1881, the neo-Renaissance construction was opened for a first performance. In August 1881, when the last details were being retouched, a fire broke out and destroyed much of the new building. The event was considered a national catastrophe, but Czechs started a new campaign for the reconstruction of the National Theatre. Rich and poor contributed and the result was the amazing one million florins gathered in 47 days.
Today the National Theatre consists of three artistic ensembles – ballet, opera and drama – which alternate in their performances in the historic building of the National Theatre, in the Theatre of the Estates and in the Theatre Kolowrat.
Prague 1 – New Town
How to get there: tram number 6, 9, 18, 19, 22, 23, tram stop “Narodni Divadlo”
Theatre of the Estates (Stavovske divadlo)
Theatre of the Estates (Stavovske divadlo) is built in Classicist style and since its foundation in 1783 it has stayed practically unchanged.
The theatre currently offers performances of operas, dramas and ballets with the focus of the opera company on the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart introduced here his opera Don Giovanni for the first time in October 1787.
How to get there: few minutes of walk from Wenceslas Square to the direction of Old Town Square, at the end of the street Na Mustku turn right.
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Laterna Magika – http://www.laterna.cz/
Rudolfinum - http://www.ceskafilharmonie.cz/
National Museum – http://www.nm.cz/
Mucha Museum – http://www.mucha.cz/
Museum of the Capital City of Prague - http://www.muzeumprahy.cz/
National Gallery - http://www.ngprague.cz/