• June 14, 2018

Strahov Monastery in Prague

Strahov Monastery in Prague

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Strahov Monastery, or in full the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov, is the oldest premonstratensian monastery in Bohemia, established in 1143, and one of the most important architectonic sights of the Czech Republic. The monastery, which was restored after 1990, also seats the Museum of National Literature, the famous Strahov Library and Strahov Gallery.
The Strahov Library is one of the most valuable and best preserved historical libraries not only in the Czech Republic. It maintains more than 200 thousand books, out of which over 3,000 manuscripts and 1,500 originals, saved in a special depository. The library consists of two halls, the Theological Hall and the larger Philosophical Hall, and the connecting corridor.
There is also the second oldest documented brewery in our territory.