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Karolinum is unique monument and one of the oldest dormitories situated in Central Europe.

It has been a part of Charles University since 1383, when Wenceslas IV, the son of the university’s founder, secured one of the most imposing palaces in the Old Town for use as a dormitory.

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  • Karolinum, an oriel window built around 1400
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  • Karolinum, an oriel window built around 1400.
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The central interior space, the Aula Magna, is used for commencement ceremonies and other official gatherings. The Karolinum Cloisters are used for exhibitions of contemporary art.

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Old Town, Ovocný trh 3, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Můstek (Prague Metro LINE A,B) 149 m
Náměstí Republiky (Prague Metro LINE B) 280 m
Public Toilets nearby: 81 m
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