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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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we didn t schedule to visit this place but finally it was a great stop from the long walk up on the hill ,offers a different experience.dont expect a typical monastery.worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did not get a chance to go inside,...but the views out back over looking Prague are incredible. A photographers dream. I read about that photographing here it would be truly spectacular,...and they were right.... Views,Views, Views !!!!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we didn t schedule to visit this place but finally it was a great stop from the long walk up on the hill ,offers a different experience.dont expect a typical monastery.worth spending some time drinking beer or coffe thereby

Thank Ariella I
Aarschot, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would surely recommand anybody this place if you would like to see the beautiful library. But there is nothing more than the 2 halls to see. If you want to take pictures, you will have to pay 50 CZK extra.

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pretty monastry started life in the twelth century and was here in various forms until the communist regime closed it and imprisoned the monks ! They have now returned - worth a visit andclose to Loreta church

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Fes, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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.

Thank Nigel H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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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