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A walk to the Strahov Monastery

A monastery with an amazing library

Petr Liška
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A walk to the Strahov Monastery
Inserted: 04.06.2022
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To the west of Prague Castle is the massive complex of the Strahov Monastery. Apart from the monastery itself, the famous Strahov Library and the surrounding churches are worth a visit. Directly below the monastery is the famous view of Prague.

Western entrance to the grounds of the Strahov Monastery

The easiest way to get to the monastery is by public transport. The nearest tram stop is Pohořelec. From here it is only a few tens of meters to the western entrance to the complex.

Western entrance to the grounds of the Strahov Monastery
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Church of St. Rocha

The first to come across the picturesque church of St. Rocha, which now serves as a gallery

Church of St. Rocha
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Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The snow-white Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary stands directly opposite you. The current form is braokni.

Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Strahov Monastery Brewery

During this walk you can also have a snack in the Strahov monastery brewery. Sv. Norbert

Strahov Monastery Brewery
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Entrance to the Strahov Library

Most tourists head to this area because of the famous Strahov Library. The entrance is right next to the basilica

Entrance to the Strahov Library
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Interior of the basilica

The basilica has a beautiful interior and is definitely worth a visit

Interior of the basilica
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Premonstratensian monastery in Strahov

The center of this area is the monumental Premonstratensian monastery in Strahov, founded in the 12th century.

Premonstratensian monastery in Strahov
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Monument of National Literature
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Monument of National Literature

The eastern courtyard of the monastery is freely accessible. There is a Monument of National Literature

View of Prague

Just below the monastery is the Abbey Garden and then the promenade of Raoul Wallenberg, from where there are beautiful views of Prague.

View of Prague
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Monastery from below

As you slowly descend to Prague Castle, you will see the monastery in all its beauty

Monastery from below
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