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. For Convent of St. Agnes and beyond, use our Prague road trip planning site to get the most from your Prague vacation.
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  • 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 interesti...  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 p...  more »
  • A great place to discover the treasures of medieval art of the Kingdom of Bohemia. Some works are known, others less. But for the medievalists, this is heaven. The tombs of members of the Royal family who were buried have almost all been replaced. Which is a shame. But there is some small lapidary testimonials that are worth.
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  • Overlooked and under appreciated historical sight!! The artwork here is amazing! Of course it is all religious but the colors are so vibrant. Truly an amazing experience and so glad we stumbled upon it. Easily spent 2hrs just walking the convent and taking all the artwork in. The curator should be commended for the display and arrangement.
  • I must freely admit that I have not visited any other art museum in this city, unless you count Prague itself, for it is a museum for the senses in my eyes! That said, I've been to the Uffizi. I've been to the Louvre. I've been to the Met in NYC. This lovely little gem has more extraordinary medieval art in my eyes than all three of those museums combined. My heart was literally in my throat and my jaw on the floor as I snapped away at countless carvings, paintings and other mostly (99%) religious media. I would come back to Prague again just to see this museum- I'm not kidding.
  • Excellent collection of medieval art mostly from Bohemia. The covent itself is worth a look (free) and there is a good cafe.
  • Free entry for students - very nicely renovated and presented. The restaurant is cheap and offers excellent food.
  • Beautiful and serene place. Has a great collection of medieval art, which is accessible for students for free. The Convent itself is also beautiful, but quite sober as well.

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