Strahov Monastery

Local nameStrahovský klášter
LocationHradčany, Prague, Czechia

Set up in the 12th century, this beautiful but rather extensive complex is nowadays used by Strahov library and Strahov Picture Gallery. Its costly reconstructions began after 1989 and are still going on to this day. The gallery has more than 1,500 pieces of art on display, featuring collections of Rudolfine, Flemish and Italian paintings.

The library is worth seeing as well, it has a beautiful interior with colourful frescoes. It also houses some real historical gems, including the wonderfully illustrated Jan of Šelmberk's bible, which dates back to the 15th century. In addition, the monastery is home to other museums, a gallery, three restaurants and a brewery.

To get the best experience possible when visiting the monastery, it is a good idea to book a private guided tour. That is the only way you will be permitted to take a closer look at many of the rooms in the library. Also keep in mind that if you want to take photographs, you will first need to pay about 50 CZK extra.

Tags Baroque ArchitectureBurial SiteCatholicBasilicaLibraryMonasteryChurchArt GalleryHistorical
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Opening hours

Strahov Library:
Open daily: 9 am - noon, 1 pm - 5 pm

Picture Gallery:
Open daily: 9:30 am - 11:30 am, noon - 5 pm

Admission

Strahov Library:
Adults: 120 CZK
Concessions: 60 CZK

Picture Gallery:
Adults: 120 CZK
Children (6-14), students (with ID), seniors (65+): 60 CZK
Children (under 6): free
Family: 200 CZK

More information and contact

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

Official Website https://www.strahovskyklaster.cz/

More information http://www.prague.eu/en/object/places/406/strahov-monastery-strahovsky-klaster?back=1

Email ukstrahov@volny.cz

Phone +420 233 107 704

Address Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, 118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Coordinates 50°5'10.256" N 14°23'22.846" E

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