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Jara Cimrman Museum Petrin

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Address: Petrin Lookout Tower | Petřín Hill, Prague, Czech Republic
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+420 257 320 112

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Whimsical museum in the basement of Petrin Tower: better than the tower itself

I feel sorry for the many tourists who visit Petrin Tower but overlook the marvelous, free museum in the basement. It's devoted to the Czech polymath Jara Cimrman, the "Genius Who... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2011
Joseph C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum Jára da Cimrman is a must for foreigners. If you want to understand Czech sense of humour, this museum will give you few hints. If you do not GET IT, do not despair. Even few people in former Czechoslovakia did not get it. This important figure may have lost some of its importance in today's Prague, but historically,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

The building is very nice,at one end of the most famous and central Prague square. I was there 2 years ago and really there was not important pieces for watching.You need to pay extra for photography!!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

I was looking forward to go to this museum, however it turned out to be closed for renovation. Next to it there was however a modern building which houses a temporary exhibition. Normally if a museum is closed and a part of the collection is placed somewhere else then they show at least the master pieces... That was surely not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

I feel sorry for the many tourists who visit Petrin Tower but overlook the marvelous, free museum in the basement. It's devoted to the Czech polymath Jara Cimrman, the "Genius Who Never Became Famous," who's noted primarily as an inventor but was also a playwright, composer, and intellectual who corresponded with the leading minds of his day, including Einstein and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

The 'museum' is located in the basement of Petřín Tower and entry is free. The first time I visited I thought it was just a small museum, albeit a little strange. It was only the fact that my second visit was a guided tour that revealed the real significance of this strange museum. Of course, every Czech person knows but... More 

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