Trade Fair Palace

Floor overview

Ground floor

Katharina Grosse: Wunderbild Big Hall
František Skála. Hall A free entry, Hall A

Bookstore NG – Koenig Books / Information /
Box Office / Cloakroom / Café Jedna coffee shop 


 Jiří Petrbok: Burning Heart

1st floor

CLOSED International Art of the 19th and 20th centuries

2nd floor

Czech Modern Art 1930–now
permanent exhibition

3rd floor

CLOSED French collection and Czech Modern Art 1900—1930
New exhibition from October 24, 2018.

4th floor

The Mystery of Čapek’s Carpet

Czech Modern Art 1850–1930
permanent exhibition

part of the floor is closed – works of František Kupka are on display at the exhibition František Kupka 1871–1957 in the Waldstein Riding School

5th floor

KOUDELKA: INVASION 1968 & archival footage by Jan Němec

The Trade Fair Palace

Formerly intended for trade fairs, this gem of Czech Functionalist architecture has been the seat of the National Gallery in Prague from 1976. Built in 1925–1928 after the plans of architects Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl, the imposing building was the largest edifice of its kind in the world. First it served the Prague Sample Trade Fairs company and, after the war, it housed various foreign trade companies. The history of the building was dramatically affected on August 14, 1974, when it was nearly destroyed by a huge fire that took six days (until August 20) before being quenched. In 1976, a decision was made to renovate the building; the reconstruction progressed slowly and was finally completed in the 1990s.

Veletržní palác

Opening hours
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM, Wednesday: 10 AM – 8 PM

Basic150 CZK
Reduced80 CZK
free admission for children, young people aged under 18 and students under 26 free.
Trade Fair Palace
Dukelských hrdinů 47
Prague 7

Getting here
Metro C – Vltavská
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí
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General partner

Komerční banka


Kooperativa ŠKODA Auto The Pudil Family Foundation

Supported by

Hlavní město Praha Ministerstvo kultury České republiky Společné století Evropský rok kulturního dědictví

General media partner

Česká televize

Thanks all partners for support...