Located in Old Town and situated on the Vltava River close to the world famous Charles Bridge is the Bedřich Smetana Museum. This museum is housed in a gorgeous neo Renaissance building that was formerly the Old Town Water Works. The building was constructed in 1883-4 and features a beautiful sgraffito façade designed by famous Czech painters Mikoláš Aleš and František Ženíšek that makes the building unforgettable. The city of Prague loaned the building to the Bedřich Smetana Society in 1935 for the needs of the museum, which opened in 1936. The present look of the museum and exhibition dates back to 1998. At the museum you can witness autographs of Bedřich Smetana’s greatest masterpieces, written documents, photographs, and of course the museum offers many opportunities to listen to Smetana’s music. If you are a lover of classical music and wish to learn more about one of Bohemia’s most important composers, this is the perfect place to spend a day.
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