St. Michael Monastery

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St. Michael Monastery
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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 • 4 min walk
  • national Ave • 6 min walk
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Moetbubbles
Sandwich, UK1,217 contributions
Jan 2020
We came here one evening to listen to The best of Vivaldi, Not many people attended but enough to make the atmosphere pleasant. The string quartet were very good and played all the favorites. The Monastery itself is tucked away and quite small but some beautiful paintings and decor.
Would recommend.
Written February 22, 2020
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Melissa D
Denver, CO289 contributions
Jan 2020
We enjoyed a Christmas Concert of A. Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. The setting was very intimate and the musicians top notch. The Baroque setting really added to the atmosphere. Give yourself extra time to find it though, our cab couldn't get us close enough and we struggled to find it realizing after we had walked past it more than once.
Written December 7, 2020
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perpetualwanderlust4
Central Serbia, Serbia11 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
In the month of September, Prague was flooded with leaflets inviting you to all kinds of musical events. One of them was "Star night (with the best & most famous) World Musicals". Seeing some extremely inviting song titles on the list , we decided to go - assured we'll have so much fun.
The path to the monastery is a very interesting one, and actually made us discover that there are many tiny streets in the heart of the Old Square - in 5 minutes reach from the Astronomical Clock - which you might not notice immediately.
Upon the arrival to the monastery, friendly staff guided us to the door of the music hall. And then.. embarrassment. Us, two students, a bit late for the event, are entering a hall full of elderly people who stared at us as if we were the performers judging by our uniqueness. We immediately realised that this is an elderly activity, so we sat in the back trying to be as invisible as possible.
Soon after, the concert started. So have our worst nightmares. There was a sax player, a singer and a pianist. I can easily say that the pianist was the best of them all, sadly, she was so short that we couldn't see her even when she was standing. The sax player held back his emotions throughout the concert, and the singer was a different story.. She had so much emotion in her singing.. but not a proper knowledge of the English language. At times, she sounded like a Russian person speaking English with a strooong accent, sometimes like Tarzan, and other times it almost sounded Japanese. All of that spiced up by very bad falsettos at times. Now, we are people who really admire good classical music, we value opera, as well - but this was so bad that we couldn't look at each other without bursting into laughter. We felt so bad, we are not some of those brats who laugh at everything that's old-fashioned, but this was a whole new level of musicality. I had to look at the beautiful ceiling for the whole time so I forget about her mistakes.. and woah, I must say that that meticulous work of artists who painted it is impeccable! At least one positive thing, after all.
This was not worth the money we paid, it was not professional because it looked like a group of friends teaming up to collect some money. The only positive thing - the good laugh we had.
Written October 26, 2015
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Bretto
Sydney, Australia223 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
A fantastic venue for the concert (although was a little difficult to find, so allow yourself enough time).

Great to hear the instruments being played. Familiar pieces made it really enjoyable.

Well worth doing.

Tip: go the cheaper seat options if you want, as the Sound is still great and you are only another 15 feet back.
Written October 14, 2018
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Aaron K
Alexandria, VA24 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We did this our first night in Prague. While you’ll find that pretty much every former church, monastery, or medieval structure has a concert on any given night, the acoustics here were amazing! A great experience at a more than reasonable price.
Written April 1, 2018
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JosephC
5 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Truly enjoyable.. bought four tickets from Hotel Grandium Prague, 700 koruna each. Attended the A. Vivaldi The Four Seasons on 13th Dec 2018, with three other EU tour-mates from Singapore. My favourite pieces.. The Four Seasons, Canon, Air.. might even become fan of Vera Eretova. I bought two of their CDs. All classical music lovers will surely love this advent concert. Joseph from Singapore : p
Written December 13, 2018
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DizzyChickKimmy
Andover, UK331 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We saw a leaflet advertising the concert in our hotel and thought it would be something different to do on our city break so we located the venue and bought tickets on the day, they were not cheap at 490 for seats at the back, I think it was 700 or so to be at the front

When we arrived at 6pm we found that there were only 11 of us and no one had paid to sit at the front so I did feel a little sad for the musicians. There were 4 violinists and 1 cellist and they played for a little over an hour and we thoroughly enjoyed it
Written March 10, 2018
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RobynBSydney
Sydney209 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
What a joy to listen to these wonderful musicians and talented soprano performing a perfect collection of well known classics from Dvorak to Vivaldi. The performance is around 1 hour and everyone was riveted. The acoustics are fabulous. Prague is one of the most affordable cities in the world to enjoy music performances and this is certainly one of the most pleasant venues especially for chamber music. You will not be disappointed.
Written July 12, 2017
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Venture225009
Hawthorne, CA282 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We had heard that the chamber concerts in Prague were excellent and that they were on some very special small venues. We were excited when we purchased our tickets to A. Vivaldi The Four Seasons in the Baroque Hall of St. Michael Monastery.

We had been advised that it was a small venue with all good seats. It that arriving early would get us the most choice in seating. We were the first to arrive and had front row seats. The Archi Di Praha Chamber Orchestra, along with soloists Vera Eretova and David Necas were phenomenal!!! ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL

The venue was small and elegant and the complementary glass of champagne as we waited for the concert to start was a nice touch.

Written April 10, 2017
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JPS M
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands255 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
In Prague the visitor is frequently confronted with "runners" who try to sell you
concert tickets particularly in churches. The prices are pretty high compared to what you pay when you go to a real concert house.
Our concert on September 23 was performed by a harpist, a violinist, a pianist and a lady singer. If you compare that with the Czech Philharmony with 80 people, one can imagine the difference in price/performance. Hence be careful which tickets you will buy and at what price. By the way, there was only ONE candle burning and we could hear other music coming from an adjacent cafe.
Written September 29, 2016
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