Visit the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia with a professional English speaking guide provided especially for you
Discover this beautiful Gothic building that houses the medieval collections of the National Gallery of Prague, among the most beautiful in Europe
Includes : A professional English speaking guide, entrance to the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia and a drink during a break in a café
Come and discover the splendor of medieval art in Bohemia, of which the 14th century was the brilliant golden age. Emperor Charles IV and the entire Luxembourg dynasty were passionate patrons of the arts, who attracted a host of artists – painters, sculptors, goldsmiths – to Prague and made Bohemia a major artistic center in Europe.
Accompanied by an art historian, you will get to know the main artists active at that time: the anonymous master of the Vyšší Brod cycle, with its astonishing iconographic and symbolic richness; the master Theodoric, whose portraits genially embody the theological and political vision of the emperor; and finally the master of Třeboň, whose works are bathed in an unprecedented mysticism and lyricism. You will fall under the spell of the sculpted or painted Virgins, devotional images flourishing everywhere then. Finally, you will explore the Bohemian art of the 15th and 16th centuries, after the cataclysm of the Hussite wars that ravaged the country.
You will also enjoy the site of the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, the oldest Gothic building in Prague, which offers its intimate atmosphere to the presentation of this first-class collection.
Departure in the morning or in the afternoon
The tour can be taken any day of the year except Monday and December 24
Meet your guide at the reception desk of your hotel or any other pre-arranged location