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Museum of Miniatures

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Hradcany & Letna
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Address: Strahovske nadvori 11 | Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
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+420 233 352 371
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The museum features miniature reproductions of works by Leonardo da Vinci,...

The museum features miniature reproductions of works by Leonardo da Vinci, Matisse and Dali that are viewed with either a microscope or a magnifying glass.

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Stop by and visit the museum if you happen to be walking near the Strahov Monastery above Prague Castle. Amazing works of art so miniature that you'll use either a magnifying... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Stop by and visit the museum if you happen to be walking near the Strahov Monastery above Prague Castle. Amazing works of art so miniature that you'll use either a magnifying glass or a microscope to see the tiny works of art. Very cheap and definitely worth a look ...

Thank Gseppe64
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I guess you don't need a big space to house such tiny miniatures. But, honestly, I was expecting a little more. There some exhibits you look at through a magnifying glass and others you look at through a microscope. I generally found the microscope one to be more interesting. Although, I think the biggest drawback is that there was little... More 

Thank mercedes71
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Museum of Miniatures is a small museum (with about 30 tiny works of art) and is located near the Strahov monastery on the western side of the Vltava River. To get there from central Prague take tram 22 to Pohořelec station. The admission price is only 100 Crowns and the place is open from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM every... More 

Thank rockyjoe
Montpellier, France
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the miniature (read: microscopic) pieces of art in this museum - the exhibit is fascinating and amazing. However, my main goal in writing this review is to hopefully help you find the darned place, as my friend and I wandered for 25 minutes in search of it. You will find yourself on the street... More 

Thank Theresa J
Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It's a small but a must see museum. All the pieces are unbelievable. I was shocked in a perfect way by the art that I could experience here.

Thank Cinemani
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Imagine the Eiffel Tower rendered in meticulous detail inside a cherry pit, or the Lord's Prayer written along the length of a human hair! This museum is very well done, if small. You can see it in 30 minutes, and it's not costly to do so (100 CZK, or about $4). We loved it.

Thank David S
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Even though I had read reviews of this not-so-easy-to-find place, I still just thought it was going to be a museum of miniature art. I didn't realize it was going to be MICROSCOPIC art. My friend and I were absolutely gobsmacked at every microscope - calling each other over to see the next thing. When you arrive, you think you'll... More 

Thank avler
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable and inexpensive, only cost 100kc. Would be interesting for art lovers. Would recommend to old or young. Easy to get to.

Thank Meatywad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A short walk from Prague Castle, this tiny museum is a little hard to find (it s just through an alley) but is well worth it. For about £1 you can spend some time looking through microscopes at some very small carvings that are beautiful to behold. This museum was definitely worth finding and we loved it. The miniatures are... More 

Thank Bouddica
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Where else can you see a flea with a horseshoe on, holding a purse and scissors? Or the world's smallest microbook (it's legible!)? It doesn't take more than half an hour to check out these jaw-dropping pieces, all through magnifying glasses, but it's more than worth the visit. 100 koruna per person and a great walk through town to get... More 

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