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Strahovske nadvori 1/132 | inside Strahov Monastery, Prague 11800, Czech Republic
Hradčany & Letná
+420 233 107 711
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The library is something to behold. I wanted to move to Prague and go to work there. Even though you cannot go in, you can enjoy visiting the place and speak with the workers there. They are knowledgeable, and approachable. I will go back!

Thank L_JCDietz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The library is beautiful and worth your time is you like books. You can't enter it but you can see it and snap the iconic photo :) It's one of the most beautiful ones in my opinion and worth the time to get here

Thank SpirosKphotography
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the grounds of the monastery is an art gallery. Only £4 each to enter, very quiet place. They have a model of the whole area of the monastery and paintings of St Norberto life. Beautiful paintings on the ceilings. A nice place to walk...More

Thank 2017Ravs4
Reviewed 1 week ago

As is usual with Prague, you have to sign up for a tour to get an idea of what the place is all about, and this usually has to be arranged ahead of time. You can do it via the web. Here, you will see...More

Thank Cornelia N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The key attraction here is the library, but you can ONLY enter the library with some sort of advanced booking, since they limit the number of visitors. You can see into the library from the entrance, and can take photos with a small fee paid....More

Thank tjcknigh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te library is exactly as in the pictures. there is another room, where they do not let you take pictures, but you can actually walk around in it. The age of the books there is just amazing- some from before the Americas were discovered. Beautifully...More

Thank Uluwhehi
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Strahov Library (and monastery) tour is a must. This location and tour rates among one of the top 5 places we have visited in Europe. The frescoes and architecture are exquisite and the collection of books is historical and vast. Really stunning and wonderful...More

Thank csharrison
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This place is a scam. You dont get to go in the library unless you pay a guide big $$. Pictures are limited because viewpoint is very restricted. My attached picture is all you will see of both libraries. Grouchy staff that do nothing but...More

Thank vtx1300blue
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I walked down through the monastery when looking for the Castle. The first part of the monastery I saw was a beer garden that looked like a large chicken coop! The buildings that make up the monastery looked very freshly painted but I honestly had...More

Thank NikiandStu
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We walked from the Castle, uphill for about 30 minutes to view this amazing space and we each paid just under $5.50 to view these two astonishingly beautiful rooms...it was worth the sweat and every penny. Come on people, those complaining about the cost would...More

Thank LUchicago
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Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if
you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched
from the west to the north, provide spectacular views
of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone
streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green
gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses.
Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history.
Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the
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7 January 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
You can see the library rooms themselves and their splendidly decorated ceilings from the corridors. I'm not sure a private tour would actually add much, apart from getting nearer to the books themselves. You can get a... More
20 September 2015|
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Response from Ninnytendo | Reviewed this property |
If you would like a private tour of the library you need to email the monastery directly. You can find their email address and contact information on their website too (I cannot post the email here as the system does not... More
19 July 2015|
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Response from Cavan R | Reviewed this property |
I would like to think that direct contact with the monastery might achieve an invitation to do what you want - albeit for a payment. However, from the careless and uncompromising way they dealt with us on our visit as... More