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Clementinum, Prague

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Combine a classical concert with a guided tour in English of Clementinum, the largest area of historical buildings in the old town. Many of Europe's great astronomers, scientists, musicians, artists, and philosophers have studied and worked here since medieval times. Climb the 68 m (223 ft) high astronomy tower for views of the city center. As you walk around, you'll find two Baroque churches, a Baroque library with ceiling frescos and rare globes, and a mirror chapel. The chapel hosts classical concerts played on its two 18th-century organs. Before you head to Prague, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Prague travel route planner, to make sure you see all that Prague has to offer, including Clementinum.
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  • Clementinum is known mainly due to long-time recording meterologických data in the Tower, named after the already mentioned scope. Guided tours can also be accessed an impressive library and a chapel. You can also see a collection of astronomical instruments.
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  • The Kelmentium Complex is closed due to reconstruction. You cannot see the library but still have access to the mirror chapel by seeing a classical concert.  more »
  • The performers are top quality and the program selected to be broadly appealing and of congenial duration. An hour of classical music before dinner is just right for a tourist, yet many knowledgeable ...  more »
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  • There are people all over Prague trying to get you into evening concerts. This one was great. Hear the organ Mozart played, the ornate "hall" is amazing. Great experience (go for the cheap seats or wait until the concert is starting to get a deal)
  • I went to see Verdi,.. The Four Seasons in the Mirror Chapel. A Historic venue that was blessed by Mozart playing the organ here in his youth. Excellent surroundings and Art.
  • Not a tourist attraction as many people visit it, but proper national library with all the attributes. Mirror chapell is open for concerts and the beautiful library hall is under reconstruction now.
  • What an amazing building with a great story. The library is so beautiful. Last time I was here the books were away being digitised but still awesome. Great tour aswell, guides are very knowledgeable.
  • I'm not sure when this started but the reception woman informed me in what little English she knows that the public library is closed for 2 years for construction. The concert hall is apparently still operating but the public library isn't. If you can convince them you're a student, they may let you into whatever part of the library is open but from my understanding that doesn't include the picturesque part it's known for.

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