Strahov Library

A historic monastic library in Prague, renowned for its Baroque architecture and extensive collection of theological literature.
  • 132/1 Strahovské Nádvoří

Tips from the community

Strahov Library in Prague is a stunning example of libraries around the world. Built in the 17th century, the library is home to more than 200,000 rare books, manuscripts and maps, including the famous "Strahov Gospel" from the 9th century. With beautifully decorated ceilings, antique furniture and exquisite architecture, a visit to Strahov Library is a must for book lovers and history buffs alike.

seeker 11 months ago

The striking Baroque Theological Hall, Classical Philosophical Hall, and Cabinet of Curiosities inside the Strahov Monastery. If you go, you need to photograph the two halls, which regularly make their way onto lists of the world’s most beautiful libraries.

reinacartagena 3 years ago

Dating back to the 12th century, this monastery also has two stunning Baroque libraries: the Philosophical Library, and the Theological Library. Each library contains rare volumes and manuscripts, as well as beautifully painted ceilings and artwork.

travelfreak 4 years ago

Strahov Library Guides

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