With so many medieval buildings and great towers, with its atmospheric alleys and squares and with all the history that Prague has to offer, tourists often overlook visiting the city’s museums.
In Prague there are many quite interesting museums, the most notable of which is the National Museum in Prague.
But there are also others like the Museum of Communism or the Mucha Museum that are worth visiting.
Visit the National Museum in Prague
The National Museum in Prague is undoubtedly the best known and most visited in the city.
It is located in a Neo-Renaissance building that is a symbol of the city at one end of Wenceslas Square and if you do not visit it inside, you should at least see its façade and admire it.
But if you don’t go in, you’ll miss out on its spectacular permanent collections that range from prehistory to the present day in the fields of paleontology, mineralogy, zoology, and other arts and sciences.
But most of all what you will miss will be its incredible interior since the building itself is the main work of art found in the National Museum in Prague. You can find more information on the official website of the museum.
The Museum of Communism
The recent 20th century history of Prague, Czechoslovakia and much of Central Europe has been marked by communism.
In the Museum of Communism, the history of Czech communism is reviewed from its origin in 1948 to its fall in 1989 with the Velvet Revolution.
It is a small museum that can be visited in an hour but if you like history it will be a museum that you will love thanks to the review it makes of communism in all its facets through the different rooms that make it up.
You can find more information on the official page of the Museum of Communism.
As you might guess from its name, the Mucha Museum is dedicated to the Czech painter and decorator Alfons Mucha who lived between 1860 and 1939.
This artist is one of the greatest exponents of Art Nouveau and in this museum we have a review of his artistic life with special attention to the works he created during his stay in Paris.
It is a small museum and only suitable for fans of Art Nouveau.
You can find more information on the official website of the Mucha Museum.