Klementinum

Klementinum, Prague: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Klementinum Reviews: 4/5

Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The most attractive parts of the sightseeing tour include the Astronomical Tower, with a beautiful view of the historical center of Prague, Meridian hall, a unique room previously used for determining noon and Baroque library hall with beautiful frescoes and several historically valuable globes. We offer romantic evening for two, propose to your sweetheart, surprise your love by making a proposal in the most romantic tower in the heart of Prague! We’ll organize the whole betrothal according to your wishes. Taking photos of night Prague.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 3 min walk
  • bridge • 8 min walk
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keswalnut1
Cork, Ireland177 contributions
Narrow staircase for an excellent view
Aug 2021
There is an excellent view of Prague from the top of the tower at the Klementinum, as other Reviewers have mentioned the Library itself is closed so you can only view it from the outside albeit that is still an impressive sight. The stairs that have to be climbed are quite narrow and not for the unfit or those afraid of heights.
Written December 4, 2021
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Bacberg
Northampton, UK14 contributions
Okay
Nov 2021
The baroque library is beautiful but you really do only get a little peek from the door. The tour is interesting, be prepared to climb narrow spiral stairs (a BIG no-no if you’re scared of heights); that being said, they were kind enough to let me take the lift to the the first few floors. Great view from the astronomy tower if you’re okay stepping on to a narrow ledge with fellow tour members jostling/ pushing for a better view / shot...
Written December 4, 2021
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Elena B
2 contributions
Don’t waste your time! YOU ARE NOT VISITING THE LIBRARY!
Nov 2021 • Family
YOU ARE ACTUALLY NOT VISITING THE LIBRARY, just looking at it from an opened door for 5 minutes if you are lucky. The tour guides are extremely not well prepared and they seem quite hasty!
Written November 5, 2021
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David D
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Don't loose your money here,
Oct 2021
SPOILER ALERT : Don't loose your money here, 12€ to go up the building and have a nice view, (better to choose another place less expensive for that) ! Concerning the library you will just smell the books for few minuts from a little platform near the door... So disapointed like a lot of other people with me !!!
Written October 29, 2021
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Barbara P
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
magical atmosphere and incredible views of the city
Oct 2021
Incredible place. atmospheric and full of magic. like getting into a gurry potter book.I recommend taking a tour
Written October 29, 2021
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,529 contributions
Ornate library, a very windy rooftop.
Sep 2021 • Friends
The tour of the 50 meter Observatory Tower is fairly brief and simple. 172 steep winding steps lead to the top, from which Prague’s rooftops and many spires can be admired. On the way, one sees the simple but very accurate and clever mechanism a noontime was determined. A stream of light entering the tower through a small opening in a wall was aligned with a string on a special long plate indicating noon. Then a man would walk to the top of the tower and wave a flag, giving signal to the people of Prague that it was time for lunch. A little warning, on our day, the top was extremely windy.
Clementinium is also home to the National Library. The tour stops at the doorway to the oldest one,
very opulent and ornate, with about 20,000 books arranged in the shelves on the walls, beautiful frescoes on the ceiling and historical clocks and globes aligned through the middle of the room. A replica of the most important and most valuable manuscript in Bohemia, the Vysehradsky Kodex, can also be observed during this tour. Our guide was fairly knowledgeable and talkative about the history, granted it was conducted in the native language.
Written September 24, 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,853 contributions
OK tour
Aug 2021
As exhibits, it's not a very rich tour. But, with the help of the information provided by the guide, a young lady who spoke a very good English, this gap was filled. Impressive library but, unfortunately, you can only take a look from the doorstep. Also, the views from the astronomical tower are wonderful .
Written September 20, 2021
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paulius164
Kaunas, Lithuania54 contributions
Worst tour ever
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely waste of time. Worst tour ever. Horrible tour guide, also you cant visit the library itself. You are only allowed for a few minutes to watch it from the distance. No photos allowed. Seems like our tour guide really hates her job. 1/10. Dont go.
Written August 31, 2021
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Saad H B
Islamabad, Pakistan2 contributions
Bad Tour. No photos allowed. Can not enter the library
Jun 2021 • Friends
It is very average. If you want to visit because you saw a beautiful instagram photo of a library, don’t visit. You can have a better view of prague from other towers. You can not enter in the library and no photos are allowed.
Written July 23, 2021
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David D
516 contributions
A complex containing one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.
Jun 2021
The Clementinum is a large complex that once was a university, but which now has been almost entirely converted into a library. The famous Baroque library at the heart of the complex can still be viewed, but pictures are not allowed here. The building can only be accessed on guided tours. The Astronomical Tower is included as part of the tour, and the instruments used to measure midday, as well as the old telescopes are on display. The top of the tower gives great views of the Old Town of Prague.
Written June 30, 2021
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