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Strahov Monastery (Prague)

Strahov Monastery (Prague)

Roman Catholic Strahov Monastery with the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is an integral part of Prague panorama. This beautiful Baroque church was constructed on the older medieval Romanesque basilica of the 12th century.

 

 

Tel. 233 107 711

Train: 22

Open: 9am- 12pm, 12:30pm- 5pm daily

Church of Our Lady, Theological Hall, Philosophical Hall, Picture Gallery

Open: 9am- 12pm, 1pm- 5pm daily

Closed: Easter Sun, 25 Dec

www.strahovskyklaster.cz

 

 

 

Description of Strahov Monastery

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Strahov Monastery is one of the most popular religious destinations in Prague as it contains the remains of Saint Norbert, the founder of the Premonstratensian Order. North side of the abbey courtyards is taken by a large Gothic Church of Saint Roch that was built in the early 17th century by an Italian architect Giovanni Mario Filippi. Its construction was paid by Emperor Rudolf II in gratitude for the miraculous sudden end to a devastating plague.

 

Strahov Monastery extensive complex is particularly notable for its Theological Hall Library created by another Italian architect Giovanni Domenico Orsi in the 18th century. The walls are covered by Baroque stucco and paintings of an artist Frantisek Christian Nosetskiy that date back to the 18th century. The ceiling painting "The History of Humanity" belongs to a painter Frantisek Antonin Maulbertsha. Another gallery is located in the inner courtyard of the Strahov Monastery. It contains a collection of Czech and European art of the Gothic and Renaissance periods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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