Music in Prague at the Municipal House
For music in Prague, the concert halls of the Municipal House of Prague (Obecni Dûm Praha) are some of Prague’s most impressive due to their superior acoustics. Located in the centre of Prague, the art nouveau Municipal House is one of the city’s national cultural landmarks.
The Municipal House stands on land that was previously occupied by the King’s Court, the residence of King Wenceslas IV. It was built as a civic centre from 1905 and 1912. The building itself is a mixture of several architectural styles and a range of decorative styles and materials were used. Its eyecatching facade includes many allegorical figures which were created by some of the leading artists of the time.
The interior is just as decorative, with many outstanding features and artwork. There is a large art gallery in the Municipal House and its halls and lounges host hundreds of events each year, including conventions, social and cultural events, concerts, exhibitions and balls. And for refreshments, visitors have a choice of the the art nouveau cafe, a wine bar, a French restaurant, an American bar or the Pilsen restaurant.
The Municipal House can be visited by joining one of their many guided tours. The tour route covers the Smetana Hall – Confectionery – Moravian Slovak Parlour – Božena Nemcová Parlour – Oriental Parlour – Grégr Hall – Palacký Hall – Mayor’s Hall – Riegr Hall – Sladkovský Hall – Wine Bar – and the American Bar.
The Smetana Hall
The Smetana Hall on the first floor is the most famous concert hall in the Municipal House, hosting a huge range of music events, from pop to the best of classical concerts. It seats 1,200 guests and is the venue for Prague’s Spring festival, Summer concerts and Autumn festivals. See what’s on at the Smetana Hall and you can also book your Prague concert tickets HERE.
Náměstí Republiky 5
111 21 Prague 1 Old Town
Prague, Czech Republic