Muzeum Antonína Dvořáka


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Hidden away behind wrought-iron gates, the Dvořák Society's well-organised tribute to the most famous Czech composer is housed in an elegant early 18th-century Baroque summer palace, a red-and-ochre villa built by Kilián Ignaz Dientzenhofer in 1720 for Count Jan Václav Michna but later used as a cattle market.

Memorabilia and photographs make up the ground-floor display; upstairs are further exhibits and a recital hall, decorated with frescoes by Jan Ferdinand Schor. However, the concerts held here are the best way to appreciate the building's past as a retreat for the composer, with outdoor recitals in warm weather particularly evocative. Ironically, Dvořák actually spent very little time here: the composer's career was mainly established in the grand concert halls of Western Europe.

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Muzeum Antonína Dvořáka details

Villa Amerika,
Ke Karlovu 20,
Prague 2

Area Prague

Transport Metro IP Pavlova/tram 4, 6, 11, 16, 22, 34.

Telephone 224 923 363

Open Apr-Sept 10am-5.30pm Tue-Sun. Oct-Mar 9.30am-5pm Tue-Sun.

Admission 50 K±.