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Strahov Monastery and Library, Prague, Czech Republic

 
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Distance from city center: 3.5mi
welt-raiser's pictureby welt-raiser History & Culture travel tip
added on the 4th of October, 2010
In 1143 Vladislav II founded Strahov Monastery, the second oldest of its kind in Prague. It is the home of Premonstratensian monks and a wonderful library with an exceptional collection of theological and philosophical works.

The quarters and other facilities the monks use can't be visited, but the library is open for visitors. There are a lot of first editions and manuscripts from the middle ages on and I loved the amazing illuminated codexes. The baroque building of the library is also wonderful, but, to be honest I paid more attention to the unique collection of old book.

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

Price:
Adults 80KC (about $4)
Students 50KC(about $2.5)

Opening Hours:
From 9AM to 5PM every day, except for Christmas and Easter Monday.

On the web:
http://www.strahovskyklaster.cz/

 
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