Strahov Picture Gallery
In Strahov Monastery’s second courtyard is the Strahov Picture Gallery, with a valuable collection of Gothic, baroque, rococo and...
Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Strahov Library is the largest monastic library in the country, with two magnificent baroque halls dating from the 17th an 18th...
Klášterní pivovar Strahov
Dominated by two polished copper brewing kettles, this convivial little pub serves up two varieties of its St Norbert beer – tmavý ...
Candlelight, incense and a Buddhist shrine characterise this intimate, vaulted restaurant that tries to capture the atmosphere of an...
Strahovské nádvoří 1 · interesting places nearby
Strahov Monastery information
In 1140 Vladislav II founded Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter) for the Premonstratensian order. The present monastery buildings, completed in the 17th and 18th centuries, functioned until the communist government closed them down and imprisoned most of the monks; they returned in 1990.
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), built in 1143 and heavily decorated in the 18th century in the baroque style; Mozart is said to have played the organ here.