The Bedrich Smetana museum is housed in the neo-Renaissance building of the former Old Town Waterworks on the Vltava River near Charles Bridge built in 1883-84 according to plans by Antonín Wiehl. It is a place with stunning views of the Vltava River and the panorama of Prague Castle. This unconventional exhibition describes the life and work of Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884), one of the greatest Czech composers.
The visitor can view autographs of Smetana’s greatest masterpieces along with other written documents, personal effects, and pictorial materials from his estate, presented in an original and untraditional artistic-architectural treatment that offers an opportunity to listen to Smetana’s music according to one’s own selection. Smaller short-term exhibitions of items from the Smetana Museum’s collections are presented at regular intervals within the space of the exposition.
Wednesday–Monday: 10 AM–5 PM
Address: Novotného lávka 1, Prague 1
Famous Vltava (The Moldau) from Má vlast (My Country) by Bedrich Smetana, conducted by Rafael Kubelik on the Old Town Square in Prague in 1990.