Emmaus Monastery

Local nameEmauzský klášter
LocationNew Town, Prague, Czechia

Emmaus Monastery dates back to 1347, when it was founded by Charles IV and was established by a Slavonic Benedictine order. This abbey soon became a center of learning and art and many notable people studied here, such as Jan Hus and Jerome of Prague. The monastery was also once home to the Reims Gospel manuscript, a richly illustrated coronation text. A large part of the abbey was destroyed during US bombing in 1945, but it was renovated and reopened to the public in 2003.

When exploring the interior of the cloister, be sure to pay attention to the many exquisite Gothic wall paintings, and frescoes depicting Biblical motives from both the Old and the New Testament. They are beautifully preserved and very rare.

Every now and then the Emmaus Monastery serves as an art exhibition venue. Check the official website in advance to see what events are planned for the time of your visit.

If you want to get there by public transport, the closest tram station is Moráň (lines 3, 4, 10, 14, 16, 18 and 24). The closest metro station is Karlovo náměstí (line B).

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Adults: 60 CZK
Children, students: 40 CZK
Children (under 6): free
Family: 120 CZK

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmaus_Monastery

Official Website http://emauzy.cz/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/emauzyabbey/timeline

Email emauzske.opatstvi@tiscali.cz

Phone +420 221 979 228

Address Vyšehradská 49, 128 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic

Coordinates 50°4'19.177" N 14°25'2.328" E

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