The Strahov Monastery is a hugely popular place to visit for pilgrims and tourists alike. The monastery includes St Roch’s Church and the Basilica of Our Lady, the latter of which houses the organ played by Mozart on his visit to the region in the late 18th century.
Also on-site is the stunning Strahov Library, which holds over 130,000 volumes dating back from as early as the 9th century. The Philosophy Hall and Theology Hall both have stunning Baroque ceilings that are widely admired, with similar architecture found in the Strahov Picture Gallery. If you fancy a tasty, authentic Czech beverage after you’ve finished touring the monastery, be sure to visit the on-site brewery: Klasterni Pivovar Strahov.
The Monastery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 12pm and then again from 12.30pm to 5pm. Admission fees vary from 50 CZK for the Strahov Gallery and Museum to 70 CZK for the Strahov Library.