Fascinating story about this interesting Saints life. Peaceful get away from the crowds at Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. Also an impressive collection of Medieval art.
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Get off the beaten track to visit this beautifully renovated museum, housing Gothic art and a quiet cafe, with extensive gardens out the back.
During our year of living in the Czech Republic (2016-17) I went to this museum five times. I took every guest that came to visit. It’s a wonderful display of medieval paintings and statues from Central Europe with a special emphasis on Bohemia and Moravia....More
Travelling with 4 people often involves compromise. This is especially the case when one's stay is relatively brief. There is so much to explore in Prague and six days is not nearly enough time. But the one venue that I "drew a line in the...More
There are two parts to visit at the Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia. The first is the convent itself. It is free to walk around the convent and sculpture garden. Convent is a wonderfully old building (it began in the 12th century?) but it...More
St Agnes is a bit off the beaten track and when we visited we were often the only visitors in any of the rooms. Which means it's peaceful and quiet and rather fitting for the medieval art on display. We have never seen such a...More
It is totally amazing to me that so much original art has survived since the 12th, 13th and 14th century. 95% of the art displayed is religious. We really enjoyed "Mary" being depicted with more Slavic and Roma looks. Yes, most of us have curves!...More
A bit off the beaten path, the monastery is very quiet compared to the city centre. Its history is explained on numerous information boards across the area providing both a good overview and interesting details and anecdotes. Definitely worth a visit. If you want to...More
This is a beautiful complex with a museum that contains a large collection of fourteenth century paintings and sculpture. We were almost alone in the museum, as it is rather off the beaten track and probably not on the list of "must sees" of the...More