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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The National Gallery in Prague is the Czech National Gallery in Prague. It is housed in different locations within the city, the largest being the Veletržní Palác. Its history dates back to the 18th century (exactly February 5 1796), when a group of prominent representatives of Bohemia patriotic aristocracy and Enlightened middle-class intellectuals decided to elevate what they called "debased artistic taste" of the local population. It houses the National Gallery's collection of modern art, most of which is amazing. When visiting, make sure you first take a ride in the glass elevator, from which you can see what each floor houses. In 1918, the Picture Gallery of the Society of Patriotic Friends of Arts became a central collection of newly formed Czechoslovakia.

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