The Prague City Gallery exhibits modern and contemporary art in seven different historic buildings throughout the Czech capital. Guided tours allow visitors to view the collections of 19th- and 20th-century art on display at the Golden Ring House, Municipal Library, and House of Photography, and to take in the palatial surroundings of many of the exhibits. Admire the late 13th-century Stone Bell House with its Gothic facade; the 18th-century Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace and its Baroque and Rococo architecture; and the 17th-century Troja Chateau, which was inspired by Roman villas and hosts a number of sculptures and paintings.
In addition to guided tours, the City Gallery offers scheduled talks and cultural activities, as well as an inside look at the studio of sculptor and architect Frantisek Bilek, located within his Castle District villa. Visitors holding the Prague Welcome Card enter the galleries and other top city museums and attractions for free.
Five of the seven buildings that comprise the Prague City Gallery are located within Prague's Old Town and can be visited in a single walking tour: the Stone Bell House, the Golden Ring House, the Municipal Library, the House of Photography and the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Villa Bilek is located across the river in the Castle District, while the Troja Chateau is a few miles outside of the center and must be reached by bus or taxi.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm, but hours vary slightly by location. Adult admission is 120 CZK for each building, with the exception of Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace (entrance is free) and Bilek's studio (50 CZK). Youth admission costs 60 CZK. Visitors enter free with the Prague Welcome Card, which includes admission to other city attractions such as Wallenstein Palace and the Franz Kafka Museum, as well as unlimited public transportation use (included in upgrade).