Strahov Monastery Library

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Wishlisted by Michelle

Walk the halls of Strahov Monastrery Library like a regal-- gliding with elegance, sophistication and probably botching a European accent-- because it seems almost proper to do so. Baroque architecture, gilded wood carvings, intricate paintings on the walls and the ceiling, you really can't help but feel like you're searching for a book as part of your lessons to become the next royal ruler of the land. As it is a monastary, most if not all of their books are theological and philosophical. The main halls double as a museum with, showcasing curiosities such as remains or various sea creatures and corpses of sailors who were believed to have died by the hands of sea monsters. You can also find various sculptures of saints along the corridors, along with various finds from history, including a miniature coffee service made for the Habsburg empress Marie Louise in 1813.


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Open today: 09:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00

Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Prague, Czech Republic

+420 233 107 718

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