The Strahov monastery and it's two white Baroque bell tours represent one of Prague's best known landmark. Founded in the 12th century by the Premonstratensian order, it displays amazing cabinets of wonders (precious manuscripts and miniatures, collections of natural objects...) and an exceptional Baroque library.
The Our Lady of Loreto church, an important Marian pilgrimage destination, also harbors a magnificent sacred art treasure behind its graceful façade.
The Castle Quarter used to be a favored settling place for the best aristocratic families, who had their town houses built here in order to be close to the Emperor. The district also holds numerous palaces built in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, they express with great pomp the power and magnificence of the aristocracy in Bohemia.
A walk in the very colorful "New World" will show you an unexpected contrast: a peaceful part of the district where time seems to have stopped at least two centuries ago...
• Tour availability: every day all year round, mornings or afternoons
• Meeting point with your private guide: in the lobby of your hotel or at any other previously set place.
• Duration: about 3h30
• Includes: the entrance ticket to the Strahov monastery (the access to the baroque library is forbidden to the public: you will only be able to observe the library from the cabinet of wonders, separated from the library by a safety rope), to the Our Lady of Loreto church, as well as a drink taken during a break in a café.
• Reservation required for this tour