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Strahov Monastery

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Hradcany & Letna
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Address: Strahovske nadvori 1 / 132, Prague 118 00 , Czech Republic
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Beautiful library

Worth the trip up above Prague Castle. Incorporate it into your day at Prague Castle. Make sure to go to the beer pub that the monastery own for beer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandy W
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have time and love old books and manuscripts then don't miss this. It is an easy trip on Tram 22. They also display beautiful coins from the medieval period. The two library rooms and filled with some 30 thousand books and the ceiling frescoes are marvelous.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the trip up above Prague Castle. Incorporate it into your day at Prague Castle. Make sure to go to the beer pub that the monastery own for beer.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Monastery itself has very pleasant exterior design. It is nicely located with good views and a pleasant walk up from the Castle. But inside you have be a fan of the baroque type architecture...very heavy and to me unattractive. However, if you;re that way worth a quick visit after the Loretta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the impressive place of prague ... inside of monastery there is a library of philosophy.. biggest philosophy library in the world in my knowledge, you cant get to library hall just can see from the entrance gate but impressive, don't forget to drink beer at the garden brewery ...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery is open to the public and has two wonderful areas with exquisite painted ceilings. The library split into two rooms has fantastic paintings on the ceilings and the other area of the chapel. Disappointing that you only see these from the doorways and could not walk in and take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the monastery and the library with a private tour so had access to the actual library rooms. This was the highlight of our entire trip through Eastern Europe. Just seeing the library was amazing but also having the guide tell the stories and history fulfilled the story. An absolutely must with a guide to get the full impact.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monastery was built in about the 12th century. The outstanding feature of the monastery is its library with its excellent layout and beautiful architecture. The compilation wheel functioned as a remarkable tool for enabling copying of texts from old manuscripts.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived during the lunch hour and so chose to wait around and walk the grounds. We then had to wait in line and found the tickets to see the library to be higher than expected. The library would be great if you could actually walk into the rooms, but instead you have to stand in the doorway and look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Strahov Monastery is a very historical place of interest complete with brewery, bells and an amazing view of Prague. However in this review I want to focus on the Strahov Library in the Monastery. The Srahov Library is one of the oldest church libraries in Bohemia still in operation. It is a treasure trove of ancient books, manuscripts, antiques,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The library is the most amazing room at the monastery. While you can not enter the rooms, you can view it from the doorways. The flooring and shelves are architecturally designed, and are very artistic. The monastery grounds are lovely, with vineyards, courtyards and lovely gardens.

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