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Strahov Monastery

Posted by Avital Pinnick on December 31, 2013

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The Strahov Monastery, founded in 1149, is a magnificent Premonstatensian abbey located a short walk from the Prague castle complex. If I had done more research on this site, I would have booked a tour that allows one full access to its famous libraries. I did get a few photos from the doorway (in another posting). I visited it twice, once very quickly with Ivan, a photo guide, and another time with my husband. These photos were taken on two different days. The view above was taken from the path leading down to the castle.

Facade of the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Baroque reconstruction from 1742). It was open the first day but I didn’t have time to go in.

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It was closed the second day, so this photo of the basilica was taken through the window of the locked door.

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Gilded iron fence surrounding the basilica:

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Facade of the library building.

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Vineyards behind the moanstery, looking towards St. Vitus Cathedral.

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St. Vitus Cathedral on the left, Vitava River on the right:

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