Part of the Municipal House, a major landmark situated in the heart of historical Prague, Smetana Hall gained it’s namesake from famed Czech composer Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884). Smetana is known for his nationalistic works and dedication to the pride of his country. This 1,200 seat professional concert hall was commissioned in 1900 and completed in 1912. Due to it’s superior acoustics, it is the main seat of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Historically, Smetana Hall was the site of the Czechoslovakian proclamation of independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire on October 28, 1918.