Classical Concert in the Mirror Chapel, Clementinum

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Prague is August is the venue for lots of classical concerts; every chapel and synagogue seems to host them, and we were keen to enjoy one during our visit. It is difficult to find prices, as the leaflets never give details, and we were surprised to find the booking at the Tourist Information centres is MORE expensive than on the door. However, we chose a concert which would cost 480CK each ( around £20), and were on our way when we came across the Mirrors Chapel, with men trying to get us inside. I asked the price; 550CK each, but as soon as I commented that we were going to a cheaper one the price was dropped 'just for us' to just 300 CK each, and we were sold! I've never achieved a price reduction with such ease!

The venue is perfect for a classical concert – a baroque chapel seating around 200 (it was full). There are small mirror in the ceiling, hence the name. The 5 ladies – 3 violins, 1 cello and the organ, treated us to an hour of wonderful music, including Air on a G String and culminating in Spring and Summer from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The lead violinist in particular was exceptionally talented.

I would recommend other visitors not to buy tickets in advance, just head for the venue around half an hour earlier and look doubtful when the initial price is mentioned; they are keen to fill seats and you'll probably get a bargain!

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