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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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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
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 permit to take photos from the corridors. There are some books and manuscripts on display in the first room after you enter the library building.
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
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 allow direct contact information, emails or links to be posted).
When we emailed to arrange a tour in July they gave us these details:
Duration of the tour is cca 60 minutes, photo + videopermission / no flash/ and english printed brochures about the library and monastery in price.
Price for you : 400,- CZK for 1 person + 1200,- CZK for english guide
Reservation for special date and time is necessary.
PAYMENT: cash in the day of the tour.
I hope this helps.
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
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 tourists I am perhaps doubtful of your chance of success. However, fortune favours the brave - go ahead and ask!