Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague

Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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The area
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 • 8 min walk
  • Republic square • 10 min walk
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David D
1,018 contributions
May 2022
The museum is in the convent of St Agnes, which is quite an impressive building in its own right. The collection is composed mostly of church art, with Madonnas abounding. The museum is arranged in mostly chronological order, with the later artworks towards the end. While the museum is very impressive, the repetition of the subject matter can become difficult on the senses, so anyone who is not into church art in at least some sense should probably check some of the other museums.
Written May 14, 2022
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Lorrie W
Milwaukee, WI129 contributions
Feb 2022
Don't miss this beautiful gallery! A chance to see the religious imagery from the medieval ages. Paintings of Mary Magdalene, Jesus, the apostles, and saints like Barbara holding a sword. It is amazing food for the soul. If time is limited, skip the Strahov Monastery where they are stingy with their sharing and visit here instead.
Written February 22, 2022
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L0d0
London269 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A beautiful and under visited part of the National Gallery. A must for anyone with an interest in mediaeval art. It’s fascinating to see the altarpieces of the 14th century which seemed even ahead of the Italians in their ability to depict shape, form and shadow. Many well preserved wooden statues often with remnants of the original coloured paint. There’s woodcuts by Durer and Cranach too

Also worth exploring the shell of the nunnery in the area below
Written March 8, 2020
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leedjjck
East Hampton, CT973 contributions
Nov 2019
We had some time to spend before an organized tour and decided to see the Convent of St.Agnes and found it to be a worthwhile stop just to see the beauty of this restored convent. The building and garden is peaceful and you can feel the history of the convent. The internal rooms of the convent is beautifully restored with minimum items to see. The building/rooms are the focal point to walk thru.
Written January 13, 2020
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andrei_petrescu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands612 contributions
Oct 2021
Mostly medieval and religious art. The museum building is impressive itself close to old town in Prague 🇨🇿. Main room has all walls painted in black. Would have appreciated a different choice of background for the paintings, completely black wall behind each painting in the main rooms just took away from the immersive colorful experience that these works have to offer.
Written September 7, 2022
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
Apr 2019
We loved this museum or convent of beautiful religious medieval sculptures and paintings. It is a serene place with beautifully displayed art. Worth a visit! Not crowded with tourists.
Written March 20, 2020
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SaltyDawg
Seattle, WA36 contributions
While Prague has many of sites- all willing to help you part with your money - St Agnes was actually worth more than the 100 ckz they charge.

If you're into religious iconography - do not miss this. They have an amazing collection of Madonna carvings and panels from various monasteries and churches from around Central Europe. All are from the late Middle Ages (1300-1500), and some of the paintings are stunning examples of pre-Renaissance masterpieces. The collection is much larger than you'd expect, so give it some time. It's also staged beautifully - much better than you'll see at some of the severely overpriced (*cough* Loreto & Strahov *cough*)'sites'. The fact that they had to recover from the 2002 floods on top of the 500 years of mis-use makes it all the more impressive.
Written March 12, 2006
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The convent is beautiful. Just a perfect setting for the art display. Anybody who wants an escape from the crowds and the summer heat, should head here.
It's been years since we have been back. There are so many things that don't always fit into one visit, but this time we made the time.

St . Agnes led an interesting life. In death her story is even more gripping.
While the royal members of her family are buried here, Agnes is not. Her remains disappeared during the Hussite war after the nuns left the convent.

Legend has it, that when she is found it will bring prosperity to the Czech lands. Sometimes she is credited with the fall of communism and the dawn of a new era.
Thank you, Agnes !

So, If you love art and architecture, good old legends, make time to visit here. Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia is not on everybody's list, but perhaps it should be on yours...
Written August 22, 2016
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James Chan
Philadelphia, PA153 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
I felt a sense of calm and peace the moment I walked into this convent. We sat in the quiet garden for a while before we walked in and toured the beautiful Gothic church. The place was not crowded like many frequently visited sights in Prague. I liked it that way. But the best was about to unfold as we entered the museum to view the artwork. I was under the impression that photography was forbidden. I put away my camera and gave up the desire to capture images so that I could savor them later at home. Instead, I relied on my senses and memory. The result was heavenly. The galleries of paintings, sculptures, statues, triptychs, and various works of art on display are rich and abundant. One can spend hours admiring the talents, craft and devotion of the many artists whose names were not made known -- as was the convention before the Renaissance. One sculpture captured my imagination. It was a Madonna and Child sculpture. The eyes and head of baby Jesus seem to float in space. The same is true of the eyes and head of the Virgin Mary. I felt that my eyes and head too were soaring to meet theirs. It was a very unusual sensation in my life. Before that moment, I was under the impression that Medieval art had "no personality." That particularly sculpture proves it wrong. I have rarely been so entranced by a work of art in my life. The so-called "Dark Ages" are not "dark" at all. I wish the Convent of Saint Agnes of Bohemia were in Philadelphia where I live. I would go there anytime my heart is lonely and when I need divine inspiration. Please visit this place when you are in Prague. It is enchanting in mysterious ways.
Written June 4, 2017
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GenioAzul
Barcelona, Spain123 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
You can't hardly see what is the convent building, just some part.
There is a good exhibition of romanic religious art. Besides that, you can only see empty shells of what it was the church and a couple of modern art exhibits in big empty rooms.
Forget about the idea of visiting a convent or imagine how they lived there or get an historic idea.
Staff were extremely unfriendly, answering in a rude way with gestures when asking the direction to follow the visit and so. How they keep these people working with public if they don't know how to behave?
A woman closed the doors that give to the garden in front of our faces so we could not even see it, with no explanation.
It was raining a lot and the place started to flood, visitors even taking off their shoes to go out and the staff didn't say a word to any of us about what to do or where to go to exit the place.
Besides, it is expensive.
Written June 12, 2018
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