Founded in 1232, the Klementinum in Prague is the largest and most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town. It covers over two hectares, and is located close to the river, near Charles Bridge
The Klementinum boasts a rich architectural evolution. Since the middle ages many of Europe's great astronomers, scientists, musicians and philosophers have studied and worked here, influencing the development of its wonderful array of buildings.
Major buildings in the Klementinum
- Mirror Chapel: a truly beautiful, unique chapel built in 1724, with extensive frescos and carvings. Houses two 18th century organs, one played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on his visits to the Klementinum.
- Baroque Library Hall: the stunning home of the Czech National Library, with 20,000 books dating back as far as the 16th century.
- Astronomical Tower: 172 steps lead to the top of the tower for amazing 360° views over Prague. The climb is steep, so not for the very elderly or disabled.
Churches in the Klementinum
- St. Salvator and St. Clement's form part of the outer wall of the Klementinum, and feature some of the most important Baroque architecture in Prague.
Two ways to visit the Klementinum
1. Classical Concert.
2. Tour & Concert Package.
Concerts in the Mirror Chapel
Classical concerts are held in the historic Mirror Chapel. Both 18th century organs are used during the performance.
Our long standing relationship with the Klementinum ensures that by booking tickets through Prague Experience, you are guaranteed the best seats available.
Price for most concerts:
Listings and tickets: Book Concerts
Tour & Concert Package
Combine a concert (The Four Seasons) with a guided tour of the Klementinum (Mirror Chapel, Baroque Library Hall and Astronomical Tower).
The tour is in English, starts one hour before the concert and lasts 50 minutes.
Price for the package: 650czk.
Listings and tickets:
Book Tour & Concert Package.