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Klementinum
Old Town, Prague 1

Klementinum
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performances Classical Concerts
recommended dress code No official dress code for concerts. Attire is mostly smart casual
air conditioning available at the venue No
elevator/lift available at the venue Astronomical Tower has a lift to the 3rd floor, then 87 steps to the top
wheelchair access available at the venue
Concerts are accessible to wheelchair users, as the Mirror Chapel is on the ground floor - more info
address of Klementinum
Klementinum
Karlova 1, Old Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic
public transport to get to Klementinum
Metro station: Staromestska (line A)
Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 2,17,18)
places of interest near to Klementinum
-Charles Bridge
-Old Town Square
-St. Francis of Assisi Church
-Mlynec Restaurant
-V Zatisi Restaurant
-Potrefena Husa Platnerska Restaurant
-La Bodeguita del Medio Restaurant
-White Horse Restaurant
-Café Mozart
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map showing Klementinum in Prague button to book opera & concerts
Founded in 1232, the Klementinum in Prague is the largest and most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town. It covers an area of two hectares close to the Vltava River, near Charles Bridge.

The Klementinum (Clementinum) has undergone a rich architectural evolution. Since the Middle Ages many of Europe's great astronomers, scientists, philosophers and musicians have studied and worked here, influencing the development of its wonderful array of buildings.

The arrival of the Jesuits in 1556 marked the beginning of the main construction period: from 1578 to 1726 a former Dominican Convent was replaced by a complex of Baroque churches and college buildings, with famous architects, sculptors and artists involved in their design and decoration.

MAJOR BUILDINGS in KLEMENTINUM:

-Mirror Chapel (shown in picture 1): a truly beautiful and unique chapel built within the Klementinum complex. Constructed in 1724, it boasts extensive frescos and carvings, and houses two 18th century organs, one played by Mozart on his visits to the Klementinum.

-Astronomical Tower: 172 steps lead to the top of the tower for 360° views over Prague. A lift operates only part of the way, and the steps are steep, so not for visitors with walking difficulties.

-Baroque Library: home of the Czech National Library, with 20,000 books from the early 17th century onwards, and historically important globes. Decorated with magnificent ceiling frescoes, the room remains as it was in the 18th century.

-Meridian Hall: situated on the 2nd floor of the tower. Light streaming into the hall from the window determines high noon. Astronomical instruments on display measure the distances of celestial objects.

-St. Salvator Church and St. Clement's Cathedral both form part of the outer wall of the Klementinum, and feature some of the finest Baroque architecture in Prague.

HOW TO VISIT the KLEMENTINUM:

1. Guided Tour:
Guided tours of the Klementinum include the Astronomical Tower, Baroque Library and Meridian Hall. Tours run every 30 minutes from 10:00-18:00 and last 50 minutes.

No need to pre-book the tour, tickets are available on the day. Prices:

Adult 300 CZK
Senior (65yrs+) 200 CZK
Student (7-25yrs) 200 CZK
Family 900 CZK.

The Mirror Chapel is not included in the tour. It is reserved exclusively for concerts.

2. Classical Concerts in Mirror Chapel:
Concerts held within the Klementinum complex are staged in the Mirror Chapel (shown in picture 1). The 18th century organs are played in the performances.

Concerts are popular and tickets are limited, so advance booking is required.

Concert listings & tickets: Book Concerts

3. Classical Concerts at St. Salvator & St. Clement's:
St. Salvator Church and St. Clement's Cathedral form part of the outer wall of the Klementinum. Both stage classical concerts.

Concerts are popular and tickets are limited, so advance booking is required.

Concert listings & tickets: Book Concerts.


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