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Convent of St. Agnes, Prague

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At Convent of St. Agnes, trace the development of Czech art, starting with mid-14th-century panel paintings and sculptures, then moving on to 15th- and the early-16th-century oil paintings executed in the International style. The authentic environment of a Gothic convent is the backdrop for an exhibit of medieval and early Renaissance art depicting mostly religious subjects. A 13th-century princess who opted for a life of charity and piety over a life of luxury and comfort founded the convent and became its first abbess. The convent is also renowned as being haunted by the ghost of the Unhappy Nun. Add Convent of St. Agnes to your Prague travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Prague tour planner.
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  • Prague's museum for medieval art 1200-1550 is decorated in one of the city's oldest Gothic buildings, Klášter sv. Anežky České, founded about 1230 by Princess Anežka Česká (c. 1211-1282). The Princess's grave can be found in a niche in the Abbey Church. You can visit the Abbey's lower floor with the different rooms, the Church and the beautiful cloister garden, where various newer sculptures on display, but you will see the unique collection of paintings and sculptures, first and foremost, you have to pay an entrance fee. Prague's National Gallery offers however a pass that allows access to all the national museum departments, and it pays to buy this ticket, even if you only see three or four museums. Are you interested in this older part of art history, this museum is a magical experience!!!! Firstly, the quality of the exhibited pictures and sculptures at the top, and so is the collection huge! When I visited Klášter sv. Anežky České was there three hours to the Museum closed. In ticket sales said the friendly employees, to an hour or an hour and a half was enough to view the entire collection, but I had to go without having seen it all and then come back the day after and spend an hour and a half more. You have to see this wonderful museum thoroughly, one must devote 4 to hours. The site of Prague's National Gallery has a good description of the Abbey's history and art collection's content.
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  • A little bit of the local monastery of St. nedočeněný. Agnes, is a beautiful medieval building on the Vltava River in downtown Prague. There are beautiful exhibitions. At present, the unique medieval images.
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  • To find a quiet place, little frequented compared to other sites in Prague. A collection of paintings and sculptures in great and rarely visible wood in France. The works are highlighted and the cartels are written in Czech and English. But sometimes they are useless, just to leave by the singularity of certain achievements or very stylized or realism breathtaking. If you are neither medieval art lovers or curious go your way. A little restaurant inside the convent offers a simple kitchen local, good and cheap.
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  • One of the most beautifull museums I had ever visited. Medieval art like fews museums have in the world
  • Gorgeous medieval paintings and statuary, beautifully displayed. The ground floor (free to visit) is St. Agnes' original archaelogically recovered monastery, with informative boards. Very peaceful, interesting.
  • Very well preserved. Some of the oldest rooms are free to visit. The museum has a major collection of medieval art - if you're keen on it it is definitely worth visiting.
  • Nice historic monastery which reasonaly pass reconstruction. Monastery it self is for free.
  • inexpensive little museum filled with art. The pieces aren't overly interesting unless you are especially interested in Medieval art.

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