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Novotného footbridge and Bedřich Smetana Museum

Bedřich Smetana Museum belongs to the museums which are incorporated under the National Museum in Prague. However do not look for it in the National Museum. It is located in the building of the previous Old Town Water Town on the right embankment of the river. We will proceed towards the Charles Bridge onto the Novotného footbridge where the museum has resided since May 12th, 1936. You have the opportunity to look at the Smetana Memorial right in front of the building so let´s find out more about the important Czech artist.

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Novotného footbridge and Bedřich Smetana Museum The exposition of the Smetana Museum is focussed especially on life and works of this Czech composer. The collection is extended with various personal memories and documents from this period. Further we can find other composer´s estate including the piano here but also other objects related to his life and music production.

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Monument to Bedrich Smetana and the view of Prague Castle The actual exposition
The expositions are divided into several parts here. The first of them is dedicated to his childhood, youth and early years of Smetana´s artistic work and further to his activities in the Swedish Göteborg. Part two is mainly focussed on Smetana´s activities after his return to motherland and also his work in the opera house of Prozatímní divadlo („Provisional Theatre“). The last part commemorates the end of Smetana´s life.

It is interesting to know that the exposition involves the copies of Smetana´s correspondence and also precious copies of the original scores of his works. One part of the exposition concentrates on Smetana´s family. Beside the already mentioned piano you can listen to the audio samples of his works.

Novotného footbridge Monument to Bedrich Smetana and the view of Prague Castle
The footbridge is located in the neighbourhood of Charles Bridge, at the very end of the Smetana Embankment. A group of ten mills used to stand here around 1396. In 1489 a wooden Old Town Water Tower was built here and was rebuilt of stone a few years later. Later the mills turned into buildings we see today – namely Karlovy lázně (Charles Spa), Klub techniků (The Technicians Club) – former building of the Czechoslovak Scientific and Technological Society. It is interesting that the river Vltava flows under these buildings. The already mentioned Smetana Museum was established in the former Old Town Water Tower. It was called after the miller Karel Novotný who was in charge of the construction of the iron footbridge.

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Charles Spa (Karlovy Lázně) – the largest dance and disco club in the Central Europe Novotného footbridge - Charles Spa (Karlovy Lazne) - Music and Dance Club
This building will be interesting especially for the music lovers. You are welcome to visit five music clubs in five. That´s why the spa belongs to largest facilities of this kind in the Central Europe.

People danced here for the first time in on December 1st, 1999.  As you walk around you have the opportunity to see the well-preserved 14th a 15th century interiors, mosaic panelling of the corridors, partly preserved spa facilities, you can also take a look at the swimming pools in the style of Roman spa which are nowadays used as dance floors. The Charles Spa became one of the most popular music clubs also because of the combination of music with the significant historical elements.

There used to be a public spa in the past here but also the publishing house of Karel Havlíček Borovský. There is a club with specific music style in each storey – you will find disco, house music, techno, blafl music or chill-out music for relaxation here. It is the only country´s music club equipped with the three-color laser. Therefore, lovers of good music do not hesitate and visit one of the most exceptional music clubs.

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Muzeum Bedřicha Smetany („Bedřich Smetana Museum“)Address:
Novotného lávka 1,
110 00 Praha 1

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Opening times:
Wed–Mon: 10.00–17.00
Tue: CLOSED
1. Thursday of the month: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. free entrance

Entrance fees:
Basic: 50 Kč
Reduced: 25 Kč for seniors (60 years +), holders of the ZTP cards, secondary school and university students after showing their student ID cards
Family: 90 Kč (max. 4 persons, max. 2 adults)
School groups with a teacher/s: 10 Kč/person.

Karlovy lázně (Charles Spa)
Smetanovo nábřeží 198
Praha 1, 110 00
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22: 00 – 120 Kč
Minimal age – 16 years

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Novotneho footbridge and Bedrich Smetana Museum (Novotného lávka a muzeum Bedřicha Smetany) 50.085380, 14.413616 Novotneho footbridge and Bedrich Smetana Museum (Novotného lávka a muzeum Bedřicha Smetany) Bedřich Smetana Museum belongs to the museums which are incorporated under the National Museum in Prague. However do not look for it in the National Museum. It is located in the building of the previous Old Town Water Town on the right embankment of the river. We will proceed towards the Charles Bridge onto the Novotného footbridge where the museum has resided since May 12th, 1936. You have the opportunity to look at the Smetana Memorial right in front of the building so let´s find out more about the important Czech artist.

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Prague 1 still belongs to one of the most attractive parts of the whole Prague. Probably nowhere else you can find such a concentration of historic monuments and places where the history and romance of bygone times are all around you. Hardly anywhere you can walk on the same paths where were walking Franz Kafka, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the Golem of Prague.

 

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