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Strahov Monastery


Founding and history of Strahov Monastery

This beautiful Strahov monastery, which dominates the ridge between Petrin and Prague Castle,  founded in 1143 is really nice and special. This Monastery doesn’t just offer great experience, but breathtaking view on Prague as well. The founder was the Czech prince Vladislav II, for that reason his bones are down there. On the other hand the monastery experienced good and bad times. It was burned twice, in 1420 by the Hussites and in 1648 by the Swedes as well, but it was always repaired.

Local library

Its great treasure above all is the library. It has three divisions the Theological Hall, the Philosophical Hall and also the Cabinet of Curiosities, which connects with a large ornate corridor. The entire library part was established at the end of the 18th century, when the monastery was given its present form. However it took some changes.

So, if you are a fan of church buildings, beautiful architecture or books, then visit the monastery! 😊

Strahov Monastery

Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, 118 00 Praha 1, Czechia
+420 233 107 704
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