The Strahov Monastery and Library

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Timings : Miniature Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Strahov Library: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
Sunday closed
Strahov Picture Gallery: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM,
Sunday closed

Entry Fee : Miniature Museum - CZK 50,
Strahov Library - CZK 70,
Strahov Picture Gallery - CZK 50

The Strahov Monastery and Library, Prague Overview

Mirroring the richness of architecture of 12th century, the Strahov Monastery and Library are impressive building holding much knowledge.æ

The Strahov Monastery and Library or Strahovsky klàster are historic buildings going back to 12th century renowned for their striking architecture and artwork. It is also the second oldest monastery of Prague featuring its daunting gateway and churches. However, the major highlight of the structure is its two brilliantly ornamented Baroque libraries. Exhibiting a fabulous furnishing arrangement and delicately done ceiling by Franz Anton Maulbertsch entitled Enlightenment; the Philosophical Library is an amazing place for books lovers. The other library, the Theological Library is a marvellous Baroque room adorned with elaborated paintings on the ceiling by Siard Nosecky, a Strahov Monk. However, even more fascinating is its collection of rare old volumes and manuscripts such as the renowned 9th-century Strahov Gospel. The cellar of the building houses old printing presses while the cloisters exhibit a religious art collection and treasury.

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