(Czech: Strahovský klášter)
#16 of 162 things to do in Prague
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.
Strahov Monastery was founded in 1140. In the complex you can see: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strahov Library and Strahov Gallery - one of the most significant Central European collections of Gothic painting, Rudolfian art, and Baroque and Rococo paintings.
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.
Hradčany, Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Prague
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours