Strahov Library
Strahov Library
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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Neighbourhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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  • Bianca W
    London, United Kingdom1,542 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can't actually go into the library without a reservation.
    While the two library halls are indeed gorgeous, the price feels very high for a cursory visit. You are not allowed into the library, you can only look at them from a roped off entrance. What you can see is absolutely beautiful, historically significant and stunning, I just wish you could actually wander around and explore more. There are a few exhibits outside the libraries, but not much information regarding them. Still nice to look at, but for the price I expected more.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
  • RaoulJean
    Tokyo, Japan613 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful libraries & extinct Dodo makes it worthwhile!
    For those interested in "cabinet of curiosities", the Strahov Library is a must. There are only a few show-cases but well worth the visit, as you'll see a long-extinct Dodo. The two gorgeous libraries can only be viewed from afar, which makes the entrance fee a bit steep. For a supplement, you can see the actual monastery. As for everything in Prague, it is better to come as early as possible to avoid the crowd.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Jambacy
    Dublin, Ireland783 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Library putting a cap on Education
    The library opens at 10am. I arrived early, but no one said you can buy a ticket online. Granted up to me to find out that information but 5 members of staff there and no one advised me of this. So buy a ticket online which means you don't have to queue to pay, the qr code can be scanned by staff and you can be booked in at the earliest tour. The student/ concesssion price is only up until 26. Not sure why it is limited as lots of people start studying or continue studying after the age of 26. Funny as world wide student cards are accepted with no age limit. After queuing from 9.40am to 10am when I got to the top of the queue the lady was booking me in for 11am but unfortunately I had another trip booked so did not do it. I do believe the view is meant to be spectacular!!! I deducted 3 points for staff delivery. The lady on reception desk was very rude in how she spoke to me. Disappointing as in all other tourist attractions I have been met with kindness, smiling faces and politeness. Hopefully anyone else visiting is met in a more courteous manner.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written January 28, 2024
  • MissGlobeTrotter24
    Ruswil, Switzerland42 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can not enter the library with the ticket!
    The library was breathtaking however you cannot enter it with the ticket they sell. There are 2 doors in which you can look inside - this is why all the pictures are from the same angle. Only for social media purposes. Weirdly enough, there are old rocks on display outside of the library doors. Maybe they should display more old books for people who are interested in the books! The reason you visit an old library. A few books are on display, but maybe about 5 in total. Still breathtaking though.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2024
  • BlueyBear
    Doncaster, United Kingdom46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Had a lot of trouble finding the ticket office (very poorly signposted) but once inside that was soon forgotten. Incredible library with painted ceiling. Other exhibits include a vast array of sea creatures preserved in cabinets.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 27, 2024
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BlueyBear
Doncaster, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Had a lot of trouble finding the ticket office (very poorly signposted) but once inside that was soon forgotten. Incredible library with painted ceiling. Other exhibits include a vast array of sea creatures preserved in cabinets.
Written April 27, 2024
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MissGlobeTrotter24
Ruswil, Switzerland42 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The library was breathtaking however you cannot enter it with the ticket they sell. There are 2 doors in which you can look inside - this is why all the pictures are from the same angle. Only for social media purposes. Weirdly enough, there are old rocks on display outside of the library doors. Maybe they should display more old books for people who are interested in the books! The reason you visit an old library. A few books are on display, but maybe about 5 in total. Still breathtaking though.
Written April 26, 2024
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J_A_6870
Edmonton, Canada38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was not worth the trip, time and price of the ticket to do. There is only one floor. You are only able to see the library from the entrance of a door. Everything else does not make sense. It is a collection of odd and junky things such as rocks, stuffed animals and globes. Such a bizarre place and very little to do or see. Save your time and money.
Written April 15, 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK33,746 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The Strahov Library located in the magnificent Strahov Monastery Complex is a really good Library, its beautiful and housed in a fantastic looking building, I love nothing better than visiting this historic religious site and a visit to the monastery complex including the Library is a great way to enjoy a good few hours in this fascinating city.
Written April 10, 2024
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It is beautiful and well preserved. The entrance door is well decorated. The ceiling is well painted. The ambience is not crowded.
Written March 30, 2024
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Jambacy
Dublin, Ireland783 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The library opens at 10am. I arrived early, but no one said you can buy a ticket online. Granted up to me to find out that information but 5 members of staff there and no one advised me of this. So buy a ticket online which means you don't have to queue to pay, the qr code can be scanned by staff and you can be booked in at the earliest tour.

The student/ concesssion price is only up until 26. Not sure why it is limited as lots of people start studying or continue studying after the age of 26. Funny as world wide student cards are accepted with no age limit.

After queuing from 9.40am to 10am when I got to the top of the queue the lady was booking me in for 11am but unfortunately I had another trip booked so did not do it.

I do believe the view is meant to be spectacular!!!

I deducted 3 points for staff delivery. The lady on reception desk was very rude in how she spoke to me. Disappointing as in all other tourist attractions I have been met with kindness, smiling faces and politeness. Hopefully anyone else visiting is met in a more courteous manner.
Written January 29, 2024
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MaryLS
San Diego, CA330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
As an avid reader this was a must see for me. I booked the private tour and it was well worth having a personal Ph.D. guide. Extra to take photos, but worth it. Walking into the halls behind the red ropes was almost overwhelming. The incredible craftsmanship, art, and of course, the volumes and volumes of books. This is the most spectacular library I have seen and I have seen, Rhodes at Oxford, Library of Congress, Trinity College.
Written October 5, 2023
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WhatEmmanuelleSees
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,960 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very small but nonetheless stunningly beautiful, it’s a definitely a must see but the staff was rude and didn’t really know what customer service and care truly mean. Plus it’s crowded so I highly recommend booking a private tour to truly enjoy the visit.
Written October 2, 2023
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Aleks68
Brooklyn, NY169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I noticed that many people who wrote their comments simply did not read or did not want to read an important information. If you want to get inside the library you need to request a tour via Email. I'm so glad I did it a few months ahead of our visit. Ms Ivana who is historian provided us with an excelent tour and our visit was well worth the money and we were able to admire this wonderful treasure of entire planet in close proximity.
Written September 24, 2023
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Alena F
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
I was very disappointed. They don’t give any details while purchasing tickets, not to be able to get inside the library. All inside can be seen only by standing by the door. Stuff very rude and unprofessional.
Written September 19, 2023
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