Rainy days’ activities
Visiting museums and galleries is a perfect answer to bad weather. Of many museums to be found in Prague, the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square is particularly noteworthy. It houses the Czech Republic’s largest museum collections, displaying items from all areas of human activity. You can also explore the collections at the Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures on Betlemske namesti, the Bedrich Smetana Museum at Novotneho lavka, or the Antonin Dvorak Museum on Ke Karlovu. You also shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the National Technical Museum at Letna where you can stroll through treasures mapping the development of science and technology in the Czech Republic including unique historical planes and the first Czech automobiles.
If you are in fond of galleries, it’s well worth visiting the Veletrzni Palace which is one of Prague’s first Functionalist buildings and houses collections of 20th and 21st century art. Nowadays there are original works, provocative exhibitions and the blending of individual artistic fields. Among the best galleries which are worth to be visited is the DOX (Centre for Contemporary art in Holesovice). In the short period since it opened, DOX has built a reputation as a fresh, creative spot on the cultural map of Prague.
It is also a good idea to check out the mysterious underground mystical residence of the first Czech rulers. Vysehrad is an interesting place in its own right where you can spend long hours exploring. Directly beneath it, you can also descend into a labyrinth of underground corridors and rooms that were created in the 17th century so the French army could carry out activities unobserved.