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Strahov Monastery

(Czech: Strahovský klášter)

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The Strahov Monastery is the oldest Premonstratensian monastery in Bohemia (founded in 1143) and one of the most important architectural landmarks in the Czech Republic. 

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  • The rare Strahov Library with a number of medieval manuscripts, maps and globes
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Strahov Monastery was founded in 1140. In the complex you can see: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryStrahov Library and Strahov Gallery - one of the most significant Central European collections of Gothic painting, Rudolfian art, and Baroque and Rococo paintings. 

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The Strahov Monastery was founded in 1143 near the path leading to the prince's castle, at a site where guards stood watch (the name Strahov is derived from the Czech word "strahovat", to stand guard), and formed when a community of Premonstratensian monks from Steinfeld in the Rhine Valley settled at Strahov.

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Hradčany, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Malostranská (Prague Metro LINE A) 931 m
Dejvická (Prague Metro LINE A) 969 m
Public Toilets nearby: 50 m
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