The Clementinum and the National Library

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Timings : April - October: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
November, December and March: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entry Fee : Adult - CZK 220,
Children (under 7 years) - Free,
Family (1-2 adults, at least 1 and up to 3 children) - CZK 500,
Prague Card holders - 25% off the full admission

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The Clementinum and the National Library, Prague Overview

A huge group of remarkable historic buildings including the National Library, the Clementinum reflects the rich past of the country.æ

The Clementinum (Klementinum) is a huge complex comprising of plethora of impressive baroque and rococo architectures, mainly occupied by the Czech National Library. Although most part of the complex is closed for tourists but one can freely explore the courtyards or can opt for guided tour of 50 minutes. Baroque Library Hall, the Astronomical Tower and the Chapel of Mirrors are part of the tour. Declared as a public library in 1782, the National Library today houses more than six million books including copies of every book published in the Czech Republic. Other than its vast collection, the hall is also adorned with intricate ceiling artwork portraying Temple of Wisdom. The Astronomical Tower is other major highlight decorated with huge bronze of Atlas and exhibiting 18th-century astronomical instruments. One can also enjoy the jazz and classical concerts held in the Chapel of Mirrors on daily basis. Guided tours are available in English language offering an unforgettable experience.æ

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Tips For Visiting The Clementinum and the National Library

Tours (including Baroque library hall, Meridian hall and the Astronomical tower) begin at 10:00 AM with every new tour starting in every 30 minutes, 25 people maximum in a group

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