Trade Fair Palace – National Gallery in Prague

basement corridors, office floor with atrium courtyard views, roof terrace, service staircase, foyer, small atrium, great atrium

Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photos: archiv budovy

Transport: tram (Veletržní palác)
Visiting Method: group tours of a limited size (25 persons)
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Address: Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7-Holešovice
Year: 1925–1928; 1974–1995 (restoration)
Architects: Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl; Miroslav Masák – SIAL (restoration)

The year 1928 did not only see the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic but also the opening of the Trade Fair Palace, which was set up to organize international trade fairs and presentations of Czech industry and its products. Designed by architects Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl, the building was absolutely unique not only because of its proportions but primarily due to the fact that it was one of the first and largest Functionalist buildings in the world. Even the father of Functionalism himself – Le Corbusier – was not able to hide his admiration (and, they say, even a bit of jealousy) while visiting the palace. The National Gallery in Prague, which has been located in the palace since the 1970s, invites you to a tour that will take you to those spaces of the palace that are usually not accessible, such as the office rooms or the roof terrace.