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St. Agnes Convent (Klaster sv. Anezky Ceske)

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Address: U milosrdnych 17 | Praha 1, Hradcany, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 224 810 628 , 224 810 835
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Such a peaceful convent, walking here as a tourist you could easily imagine how it was centuries ago

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Such a peaceful convent, walking here as a tourist you could easily imagine how it was centuries ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Stunning national gallery collection of mainly bohemian art and sculpture, assembled from multiple churches and monasteries. Shows very well the artistic synthesis found in medieval and early renaissance Prague and surrounds. Some outstanding polychromed wooden sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The story behind St. Agnes is quite tragic although I don't believe in the paranormal side of it. The ghost night tour stops here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

After a very crowded visit to the Jewish Quarter synagogues and cemetery, we decided to stop at St. Agnes Convent as we had heard it had an excellent collection of medieval art. We were not disappointed. If you are at all interested in art, a visit should be on your not-to-be-missed list. The collection is spectacular. The architecture of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

People who fail to include this part of the National Gallery in their visit will fail to appreciate the importance of Prague as an artistic centre in the fourteenth and fifteenth century. According to the curators, many of the works shown here belong to the so-called International Style, and within that are midpoint between Italy and northwestern Europe because they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If religious art is what you're looking for, this is the place. The collection is extensive and outstanding. But that's about it: the chapels are completely barren and there's no sense of what the convent must have looked like in its heyday. So go for the art but if you're looking for more you'll be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

When we went to Beautiful Prague we took the time to search out and locate this splendid Convent which contained a TREASURE TROVE of Medieval art and statuary. The artwork within its walls was exceptional and beautiful. I also believe that onsite is buried the sister of King Wenceslas (in the Christmas Carol "Good King Wenceslas" a reference is made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A lovely respite from all the tourists. A beautiful building, a beautiful story behind it and a beautiful life as an art gallery in front of it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In a splendidly restored convent. The holdings are impressive, and the space itself often captivating. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Prague can be a little overwhelming due to the sheer number of tourists. If you would like to visit a real gem with lots of interesting artwork and very few tourists them St Agnes is the place to go. It is largely religious artworks including a number of winged alters, but also includes statues and iconography. Get yourself a good... More 

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