The Prague Opera House is one of the most emblematic buildings in the city, along with the famous Prague Castle. Located at Wilsonova 4, 110 00 Praha 1-Vinohrady, this building has been the scene of countless performances, each more prestigious than the last.
Would you like to discover more? In the following article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Prague Opera House (Státní opera).
The history of the Prague Opera House
Considered to be one of the most beautiful and important neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, the Prague Opera House is the very symbol of a bygone era that continues to fascinate people today.
It opened in 1888 with the performance of Wagner’s opera “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and is one of the most beautifully decorated halls on the continent.
At the time, however, the place was considered… German. It was not until 1918, with the independence of Czechoslovakia, that the opera house officially became Czech.
Where is the Prague Opera House located?
The Prague Opera House is one of those must-see places that we have listed. Located Wilsonova 4, 110 00 Praha 1-Vinohrady. A place located in the very heart of the city, between the tourist center and the more bohemian neighborhood of Jiřího z Poděbrad.
Good to know
Want to find out what’s currently on the program? Be sure to check out the official website of the State Opera!
How do I get to the Prague State Opera?
Getting to the opera house is easy. Indeed, the place is located a few dozen meters from the Muzeum metro stop. You can learn more about this station in our complete guide to the Prague metro! You can also take streetcar number 11.
Can I visit the Prague Opera House?
Unfortunately for you, it is simply impossible to visit the State Opera. Indeed, there are no guided tours at all. The only solution? Book a ticket to attend a performance.
This way, you will have the opportunity to enter the premises and enjoy the exquisite view offered by the many seats available, both on the stage and in the surroundings.
How much does a performance at the State Opera cost?
The vast majority of the time, theatrical, ballet and opera performances take place in the evening. They start around 7pm. If you are lucky, you might find some that start in the morning, around 11am, but these are much rarer.
A basic ticket costs about 100czk. Of course, prices can go up, especially if you want to have a relatively well located place. Interestingly, discounts are available if you have a student card.
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