DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

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Poupetova 1, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art aims to inspire reflection on social topics and issues through its assortment of exhibitions. The eclectic nature of the Dox Centre means that travelers can expect to experience everything from design to sculpture to performance to film. Keep in mind that the unique design of the DOX Centre aims to confuse visitors (to the dismay of some recent guests), so you never know whether you’ll stumble upon a zeppelin or an exhibition of tension.

Previous visitors’ reactions to the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art were generally positive, especially if you can get over the museum’s confusing design. They warn not to get your hopes too high about a specific exhibition, though, as the museum frequently cycles its offerings. Recent travelers insist you peruse the DOX Centre’s design and book store, where you may find the perfect souvenir to bring home.

The museum sits north of downtown Prague, across the Vltava River, but is easily accessible via the Nos. 6 and 12 trams, along with a variety of other public transit options. The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. The museum is closed on Tuesday. General admission costs 180 koruna (about $8) for adults, 60 koruna (about $3) for children ages 7 to 15, 300 koruna (about $13) for families (two adults and children) and is free for children younger than 6. The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art’s website offers even more information for interested travelers, including current exhibitions and special programs.

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