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Prague is a regional center of entertainment and culture. If you are an art lover, Prague has exceptional experiences in store for you.

Every year, Prague is home to countless cultural events, from fashion shows to concerts and festivals, from sports events and tournaments to art exhibitions, traditional markets, and international trade fairs. Prague as a cultural capital is in season all year round.

During the summer months, open-air dance and theater performances and live concerts are particularly popular.

A schedule of all cultural events is always available at least one month ahead of time. We will gladly advise you on the most noteworthy performances, and help you order tickets. We'll also give you a heads-up by ourselves, if we find out about particularly interesting events in the line-up.

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Every year, Prague is home to countless cultural events

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Art

You'll find permanent exhibitions of both old and modern art in Prague. The exhibition grounds at Prague Castle are particularly popular, and the Czech National Gallery organizes large annual summer exhibitions there.

The painter Alfons Mucha is among the most important masters of the art nouveau style in the world. Aside from a permanent museum dedicated to his art, there are currently two extensive collections of this Czech painter's oeuvre on show in Prague.

Franz Kafka is the most famous among the illustrious crowd of writers produced by Prague. Even though his literary output dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, Kafka remains as popular as ever, both in the Czech Republic and in the world at large. Be sure to visit the places where he lived and worked, and experience their haunting atmosphere.

At any time of the year, topical and special exhibitions are organized by dozens of Prague galleries.

Music

Prague is a musical metropolis.

The annual festivals Prague Spring and Prague Autumn offer ample opportunity to hear the world's leading performers of classical music. The artistic experience is greatly enhanced by the gorgeous 19th century concert halls at the Municipal House and the Rudolfinum.

You may also enjoy classical music performed at gothic and baroque churches – many of which host regular evening concerts.

Jazz is very popular in Prague. Several jazz clubs are open every day and frequently host concerts of live jazz music.

United Islands is the largest open-air music festival in Prague. As you've probably guessed from the name, the individual concerts take place on Prague's river islands along the Vltava.

The O2 Arena is the largest Czech stadium, with a capacity of 20 000 visitors. The world's greatest musicians and bands have been performing at this venue. In 2013, Black Sabbath, Bruno Mars, Elton John, Eric Clapton, KISS, and Peter Gabriel are expected to play here, to name but a few.

Theater

The National Theater is one of Prague's finest cultural monuments. No less impressive is its one-of-a-kind interior design, which was created by the 19th century's leading Czech painters and sculptors.

But there are many other theaters and troupes that beckon your attention. Performances are usually in Czech, but most stages have live-theater captioning systems.

Sports events

Many sports events take place in Prague, from football and hockey matches to tennis championships, the Prague International Marathon, motorcycle and car races, and other great moments in sport.

 

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