- By Kevin
- On Dec 11, 2017
- Travel Tips
While teenagers can appreciate the history of Prague,they don’t want to feel as if they’re on a school trip.Balance important sights,like the poignant Museum of Communism,with more niche attractions,like the Fashion Museum,which also doubles up as a vintage shop–perfect for fashion enthusiasts.Both are easily reached in the Old Town.Family city guide in Prague,Prague holiday with kids as below:
The Strahov Monastery and Library
The Strahov Monastery and Library(Strahovsky kláster)dates back to the 12th century and is the second oldest monastery in Prague.While its imposing gateway and churches are impressive enough,its most important buildings are its two beautifully decorated Baroque libraries.The Philosophical Library contains a variety of extraordinary furnishings,along with an exquisite ceiling painted by Franz Anton Maulbertsch entitled Enlightenment.
The second library,the Theological Library,consists of a splendid Baroque room with a beautiful ornate painted ceiling by Siard Nosecky,a Strahov Monk,along with superb ceiling frescoes framed by detailed stuccowork.The libraries contain many rare old volumes and manuscripts,including the famous 9th-century Strahov Gospel,while in the cellars are old printing presses along with the remains of St.Norbert,founder of the Premonstratensian Order.Also of note are the cloisters,which house a religious art collection and treasury.
Address:Strahovskénádvoří1/132,118 00 Praha 1
The Petrín Lookout Tower
Named after the hill on which it stands,the 63-meter-high Petrín Lookout Tower(Petřínskározhledna)is a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris that offers panoramic views over Prague(although only a fifth the size of its French counterpart,the tower's elevation creates the illusion that it's bigger than it actually is).Built in 1891 for a major exhibition from used railway tracks,it was later moved to Petrín Hill in the 1930s where it became one of the city's major tourist attractions.Today,visitors can either make the 30-minute climb up the Petrín hill to the base of the tower or take a leisurely trip aboard the funicular railway before tackling the structure's 299 steps to the top(there's also an elevator as well as a café).
Address:Petřínskésady,118 00 Praha 1