Municipal Library of Prague

A public library located in Prague's Jewish Quarter, offering a vast collection of books, media, and cultural events for community education.
  • 98/1 Mariánské Nám.

Tips from the community

At the Prague Municipal Library, artist Matej Kren has created a perfect book tower known as “Idiom.” If you’re a bookworm you’ll love this long-term art exhibit with hundreds of books stacked into a tower, and the mirrors at its base create an illusion that the tower is infinite.

travelfreak 4 years ago

Municipal Library of Prague Guides

  • Where to find Prague’s quirkiest art

    travelfreak (Jeremy Foster)
    You’ll only spend a few hours in beautiful Prague before you realize that the fairytale city isn’t just about perfectly preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Beneath that pretty surface is a quirky, tongue-in-cheek, politically-charged art scene with some unforgettable pieces scattered around the city. Local artist David Černý is one of the most noteworthy appearances on this list, as his edgy (and often controversial) pieces are renowned around the world. But there’s a lot more to discover too, from colorful street art to eerie statues to graffiti-covered walls. Some are found close to other historic highlights; others will take a little more work to find. That’s half the fun!