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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
Phone Number: +420 233 107 711
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a good place to start exploration of castle district

Strahov Monastery isn’t really part of Prague Castle, but it’s located in the district at the back gates of the castle. It’s a large area comprising several buildings that was... read more

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strahov Monastery isn’t really part of Prague Castle, but it’s located in the district at the back gates of the castle. It’s a large area comprising several buildings that was built and completed over a period of time. During Prague’s tumultuous history, the monastery has been destroyed and rebuilt, ransacked and repaired, damaged and restored. The monastery is dedicated to... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Strahov Monastery houses a unique library decorated with Baroque ceiling frescos. The library is more than 800 years old and contains over 200,000 volumes and books. Some of them published before 1500. The oldest book is the 9th century Strahov Gospel. The library is also a small museum and well worth a visit.

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southern England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Monastry building and grounds are nice, and getting into it is free. There are various restaurants offering beer and food. (Can recommend Pekla restaurant) .We paid to see the library. It was a waste of time. Some very poorly displayed exhibits in old units. View through a door to the library rooms only. Very poor experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this place yesterday and I enjoyed that place, especially the library.It was worth the climb.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited it twice. Once at night when the outside was lit up and then again the next day when we toured the libraries and the museum. Very interesting artifacts and the library dates back over 800 years.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of this monastery is the beautiful old library, which can be nicely viewed through two doorways--but even better, reserve a place on one of the tours. Please note that you must make this reservation a few days in advance. If that's not possible for you, borrow the informational flyer available in several languages. There's a brewery in... More 

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Pittsburgh, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made it up to Strahov one afternoon, but it started to rain so after listening to 3 items (choose Czech, English or German for audio) I decided it would be better to return the next day. So I did and enjoyed lunch on the heated terrace. The library was interesting, but not as much as the basement of Prague... More 

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Carshalton, Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walk passed the church and the entrance to the Library and tucked in the corner through an arched gateway you will find the Strahov Gallery and monastery interior. It is the most peaceful and serene location giving you an insight into monastery life and upstairs the gallery displays a large collection of paintings and carvings once removed from the monastery... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was lucky to get a private guided tour of the monastic library during the international conference. the place is extraordinary. since I've been living in Prague for many years and I thought I've been almost everywhere, this place eluded me until yesterday. the library is so beautiful, interesting and historically important at the same time... The terrace nearby offers... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I visited Strahovska knihovna after our 2nd tour to Prague Castle. We left Prague Castle at Matyasova brana, walked up the hill and gradually arrived the Monastery. The ancient libraries inside were impressive, very beautiful. We were just able to take some photos from the doorway. (Yes, you need to pay 50kc for a photo license). If we knew there... More 

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