National Theatre Prague
The National Theatre has come to symbolise Czech national pride and plays a crucial role in Prague’s cultural and artistic scene. The building, which is just moments away from Charles Bridge
, provides the stage and backdrop for world class opera, ballet and theatre performances. It opened in 1881 after being ‘crowdfunded’ by the Czech people with their own money, and has gone on serve the public ever since.
To get more of a feel for Prague’s rich culture and history, move on to the Art Deco Park Inn Hotel Prague which dates back to 1907. This hotel in Prague 2 is in easy walking distance from Charles Bridge, the National Theatre, Vysehrad Castle and the fascinating Jewish Quarter.
What to see at the National Theatre
The National Theatre is an expansive building, with five different sections to explore. Soak up its marble walls and historic statues, here busts of famous Czech cultural figures like the painter Mikoláš decorate the lavish interiors. One of the most interesting features is Vojtěch Hynais’ festive painted curtain which visually represents the motto inscribed above it: ‘the nation onto itself’.
The programme is constantly changing, and visitors to the city are bound to find something to enjoy, whether it is classics like Aida, Sleeping Beauty or Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.
The Park Inn Hotel Prague
Found in Prague 2 near medieval buildings, ancient courtyards and just a stone’s throw from Prague’s best bars, restaurants and cultural hot spots, the Park Inn Hotel Prague is the perfect base for a holiday in Prague. And with stunning views, modern rooms, its own steak restaurant, a fully equipped fitness centre and sumptuous art deco surroundings, hotels in Prague
don’t get better than this.