Convent of St Agnes

The National Gallery's medieval art collections

It is one of Prague’s pre-eminent museums, where you can see masterpiece after masterpiece, particularly in the first halls dedicated to 14th century sculptures and paintings, the century of Charles IV, a golden age for artistic creation in Bohemia.

Works by major artists of the time are exhibited in the stunning setting of the St Agnes Convent, the oldest Gothic building in the city: the anonymous master of the Vyšší Brod cycle and its amazing iconographic and symbolic magnificence; the master Theodoric, whose portraits embody with genius the theological and political view of the Emperor Charles IV; and the master from Třeboň, whose works of art are bathed with an unprecedented mysticism and lyricism.
Bohemian art from the 15th and 16th centuries, following the calamity caused by the Hussite Wars that devastated the country, might be of lesser interest, but the presentation based on a comparison with other centers of creation existing in Europe during that period is quite captivating.
If you want to discover the collection with an art historian, we offer a guided tour on Gothic painting and sculpture in Bohemia.

Aněžský klášter – St Agnes Convent
U Milosrdných 17
Prague 1 – Old Town
www.ngprague.cz

How to get there:
Tramways 5, 8, 14 – stop “Dlouhá”
Subway Yellow line B, station “Náměstí  Republiky”

Opening hours: every day except Mondays from 10am to 6pm.
Information about fees: here

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