One of the great eye-catching museums and galleries, the National Museum is also one of the highly rated historical sights of the Czech Republic. Situated at the top of the much treasured Wenceslas Square, the museum began in the year 1818 and carried on till 1891. Currently, there is some reconstruction going on at the National Museum and the annex that is right by the museum, widely know as the New Building. Believe it or not, up until its close-down, the museum was recognized as the most aged and hugest structure within the boundaries of the Czech Republic.
According to records, the National Museum holds up to 14 million antique items, including forms of art, natural history and much more, each telling a story of its own. Up until its shutdown, it was not uncommon to find awed tourists filing into this building, devouring the historical items with their eyes. It seems that the National Museum is actually divided into 7 major departments, each more attracting than the other: botany, mineralogy, anthropology, paleontology, entomology, mycology and zoology.
A trip to the National Museum could always prove to be an outing on its own, since the structure squat in the middle of the top of the Wenceslas Square. This area is a common place for the likes of parades and stalls, always attracting tourists and locals alike.
Out of the aged things to see in Prague, the National Museum is one of those structures that amazes tourists every single time, with the grace it contains. Designed by Josef Schultz, the National Museum was built right where the horse market of the Prague city used to stand. The sweeping staircases on the inside and the Renaissance feel of the museum always manage to leave a mark on the minds of whoever have witnessed them.
To get to this magnificent architecture, all one needs to do is get on tram number 11 to the Muzeum stop. Otherwise, you could always take the Muzeum metro, from lines A or C. Albeit a long tour, a walk around the entire National Museum will definitely be worth the time and effort.
Posted on: 2015-08-11