Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery
Strahov Monastery

Strahov Monastery

Top 1% of attractions in Prague
9 / 10

8 expert reviews

“The second-oldest monastery in Prague, Strahov was founded high above Malá Strana in 1143 by Vladislav II.”

– Frommer's

"The major building of interest is the Strahov Library, with its collection of early Czech manuscripts... and the collected works of famed Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe."
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Inside the main gate is the 1612 Church of St Roch (kostel sv Rocha), which is now an art gallery, and the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady (kostel Nanebevzetí Panny Marie)." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Built as a Romanesque basilica in 1143, the Strahov Monastery sits about a mile from Prague Castle and is home to a Roman Catholic order of monks called the Premonstratensians." Full review
Time Out
"The Premonstratensian Order (or Norbertines) set up house at this monastery in 1140 and soon after embarked upon their austere programme of silent contemplation and celibacy." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Prestigious Strahov Abbey... can be seen from afar due to its towers dominating the green hill of Petrin." Full review
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