Karolinum
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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
  • bridge • 5 min walk
  • Old Town • 8 min walk
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nitrous d
Hamilton, Canada188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were guests of the Charles university medical school 2. It was raining lightly, but once in, we basically toured certain sections of what amounts to be the convocation hall for many professional (ie medical doctor, dentist etc), Masters and doctoral studies students. While not that old, much of the building dates back to the Velvet Revolution, it was impressive: steeped in history and academic pageantry.

If you get a chance to go, take it. If can select your guide, Mark is a great choice!
Written March 10, 2020
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ASR_ASR
London, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
Nice university hall for graduation ceremonies.
It could be improved by adding more presentation of the university history and accomplishment.
Written January 16, 2018
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
This is a nice university with some fine halls.
not too sure it's a tourists' magnet, but if you're in the area, it's worth peeking into this fine institution.
Written April 23, 2013
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK29,181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I love nothing better than walking around the wonderful Old Town of Prague, so many beautiful buildings, one of the most impressive to view is the Karolinum.
One of the oldest universities in the Czech Republic, its was founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor and King Of Bohemia, its such a great looking building, very photogenic, its a building most definitely well worth checking out if you're in the area and easy to locate on Ovocny Trh.
Written April 2, 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
There are so many historic and beautiful buildings in Prague ,one of the most famous is Karolinum .
The Karolinum is one of the oldest university's in the Czech Republic ,founded in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor and King Of Bohemia Charles IV ,the architecture is so beautiful ,it's an amazing looking building ,very photogenic and a building that adds to the joy of walking around the Old Town ,it's easy to locate on Ovocny Trh and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written March 23, 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Karolinum is one of the oldest universities in the Czech Republic, walking around the wonderful Old Town streets you become blasé to the outstanding architecture that greets the eyes on every street but you sometimes forget the history.
We were wandering around the Old Town late at night,we had been to the magnificent Church Of St Havel and the beautiful Estates Theatre and after having a selfie took with Il Commendatore ( great statue ) we found ourselves on a street called Ovocny trh were you have great views of the magnificent Karolinum ,founded in 1348 by the Holy Roman Emperor and king of all Bohemia Charles IV ,the architecture is so ornate, never had a chance to visit the university, don't know if you can but I was suitably impressed with the facade ,took a few photos before we moved on.
Easy to locate and most definitely well worth checking out, the Karolinum is found on Ovocny trh.
Written April 26, 2019
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Libor N
Prague, Czech Republic142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Business
This unique monument belongs to Charles University since 1383. After building adaptations Carolinum became not only the seat of professors, but also ceremonial assembly and residence of the rector, academic representatives and authorities.
I suggest you visit this medevial building and its premises, which is a part of Charles University, founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, the King of Bohemia.
Written December 13, 2016
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Leo P
Zagreb, Croatia972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Business
Karolinum is one of the oldest universities in Europe. From medieval time they are here on this location, and students are still here. That's the reason why Prague is young and lively.
Written July 24, 2016
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FREDDYQ65
Prague, Czech Republic75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
It is a touristic event, usually no-one wears decent clothes, but interier and music is splendid. YOu can find sales on concerts on hyperslevy.cz or elswhere, dont pay full price!
Written December 21, 2015
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NVV
Novorossiysk, Russia3,564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
As we can see on foto - 07.04.1348 Charles IV approved the foundation of University - so 07.04.2013 was 665-th anniversary of foundation and all comers could visit rooms in Karolinum which usually are closed even for students - so I was lucky to observe Karolinum inside! The building is a great historic monument itself and the most visited place for a great number of student during their studies! They say that the most difficult thing in studies in Karolinum building is to open the front door from Celetna Street;)) - and it's really heavy and huge!:)))
Written April 17, 2013
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