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“Only go if you like Medieval Art or skip entirely” 3 of 5 stars
Review of St. Agnes Convent (Klaster sv. Anezky Ceske)

St. Agnes Convent (Klaster sv. Anezky Ceske)
U milosrdnych 17 | Praha 1, Hradcany, Prague, Czech Republic (Stare Mesto (Old Town))
420 224 810 628 , 224 810 835
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“Only go if you like Medieval Art or skip entirely”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This collection is located in the St. Agnes Convent which is along the river at Anezska 12. It is closed on Mondays. Students were 80 CZK or about $4 and adults were 150 CZK. The art was from the 1200-1500. There were wooden Madonnas and beautiful paintings many collected from altars around the Czech Republic. Agnes was the sister of Wenscelas and founded the convent. The convent contains empty rooms. This museum is solely comprised of religious medieval art and if you are interested in seeing Madonnas and religious paintings this is the museum for you.

Visited June 2012
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“This is a must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Right next to the President Hotel....only 50 Crowns for seniors...an incredible display of medieval art...so beautifully restored

Visited May 2012
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“Medieval religious art lover's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This 13th century former convent now houses the collection of medieval central European religious art belonging to the national gallery. The collection, which consists of many carved wooden pieces and also some wonderful altarpieces and paintings, is stunning and deserves at least three or four hours to do it justice. The convent buildings provide a perfect exhibition space for these works. All descriptive information is given in perfect English a well as in Czech. As has been noted by other reviewers, you will not find crowds here, so you can proceed at your own pace. There is also a small, rather elegant cafe here as well. Just be aware that the entrance is on a small side lane and is difficult to find. When you do find it, you'll be rewarded.

Visited May 2012
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“Its a pity that its not crouded by tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

A wonderful collection of church art, but I was all alone in the whole museum, its a pity! In the last room I ask - where are all the tourists, and what an answer was? They are drinking beer outside! I recommend everybody visit this convent. Its not a convent any more, but a wonderful collection of art. And very good information about every piece, history, meaning, creator. And a very good restourant at the fground floor, where you can take a cup of exellent tea in my case, or choose in between many kinds of coffe, beer, etc.

Visited November 2011
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“Oh the art ---Wooden Madonna from 1250”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I never knew I could enjoy medieval art so much but I stayed here about 5 hours looking at every piece and taking pictures without flash. I particularly enjoyed some of the commentary on how the style of the various madonna statues and pictures evolved over the years.

Visited October 2011
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