Das Clementinum (tschechisch Klementinum) war ein Jesuitenkolleg in Prag. Das umfangreiche Barockgebäude liegt unmittelbar an der Karlsbrücke (bzw. ihrem Altstädter Brückenturm) in der Altstadt. Es beherbergt heute die Tschechische Nationalbibliothek sowie mehrere wissenschaftliche Institute. Der Gebäudekomples wird seit 15. November 1995 als Nationales Kulturdenkmal Tschechiens geführt.
Rani I | Feb. 14, 2018
Great views from the top of the tower. The library is absolutely magnificent, the most beautiful I've ever seen. We also toured around the sistine/mirror chapel. Our tour guide was very funny and informative. As mentioned in the other reviews, we were prohibited from taking pictures of the library; although I think it's well worth seeing. It's one of those things that take your breath away.
Gonzalo Pasquarè | Feb. 15, 2018
What an experience!!! If u like ancient story and books that's a good place to go. Isn't expensive and you have a tour guide so it's perfect because explain all that you see.
James Gabrielides | Feb. 22, 2018
Amazing history, especially so if you like your astronomy / astrophysics with Brahe and Keppler etc. The library is one of the most stunning places to see. However, be warned, for obvious reasons, you are not allowed in the library due to the age of the books! The views from the top of the tower across Prague are excellent also.
Chris Hall | März 4, 2018
I had a prague card which gave me a reduced admission. The Baroque library was interesting and the globes were awesome. However the views of Prague from the top of the clock tower were amazing.
Alê Nihei | Jan. 31, 2018
You can only enter the library with a guided tour, I think it was around 4/5 euros. We didn't enter because we would have to wait too long for the next one, which was a pity. Service in Prague is usually very poor, the attendants are rarely glad to help you.
Tania Ter Ossepiantz | März 9, 2018
The library is just breath taking. It looks like it comes out of a Harry Potter book. Unfortunately you can't take photos if that's why you're going. Afterwards you get to see the view from the top and it's grant. To do the visit you have to join a group. Groups are every 30min. You take stairs but they're easy and for those with limited access there is an elevator. Nevertheless it doesn't go to the top floor. I highly recommend it.
RAHUL MISHRA | März 26, 2018
Good view of the city from the top. Too bad they won't let you take pictures inside the building. No public restroom around. We were asked to go the library across the street to use the restroom even though we had the guided tour tickets.
Anna Tsessarski | März 18, 2018
You have to go with a guide which take 25 people everytime. Be aware there is alot of climbing by small stairs and nothing to see. You can see better view from the astronomical watch for less money. The only good thing is the library but you can only see it through the door entrance which is not much. So you won't miss if you don't go.
Lisa Le François | März 3, 2018
The visit was around 45 minutes. We saw the library for about 5 minutes and couldn't get inside more than 1 meter... They will bring you to the top of the tower where you can get a pretty view from Prague. I would not love to go back there again or to pay again for the visit.
Gina M | Mai 19, 2018
Very interesting place! Don’t plan on the tour if you are not able/not comfortable climbing many narrow staircases (one spiral, some steep). If you are physically able though, you will be rewarded. Just put your phone/camera away (you won’t be allowed to take photos anyway until you’re in the tower), and enjoy the BREATH-TAKING library! I could have stood in the doorway (that’s as far as you’re allowed for good reason, they are very old texts and the room conditions are carefully maintained), staring at the artwork, clocks, globes, books, etc forever. Yes, I wish I could have examined everything up close, but I understand the reasons why, so I enjoyed the view I had. We also climbed the astronomy tower and went outside on the narrow ledge/walkway to admire and take in the 360-deg city view. Amazing! Well worth the cost and the climbing! Definitely recommend if you’re into books and/or views.
Stefie Tan | Mai 21, 2018
Stunning baroque library. The guide was very knowledgeable and patiently explained why visitors are not allowed into the library (to maintain the humidity and temperature in the air and preserve the centuries old books). The meridian room was quite interesting as well in showing how they identified mid day using sunlight. Top of the astronomical clock tower gives a great view of the city. Fantastic picture moments.
Dave Walker | Mai 20, 2018
The library, the church, the observatory and the view from the top of the tower looking over the city was well worth the 300 crowns to enter. In many areas you are passing by and not stepping int - I was disappointed after seeing the library in Vienna that you are effectively viewing from beyond a rail. The guide was rude and very rule bound - there was a screech of no photos every few seconds (to be fair to her the entitlement of some tourists that they should be able to take them was unbelievable), but the unwillingness to take questions reminded me of being hushed by a school librarian. Please not there are a lot of steps involved which get steeper towards the tower - so please be careful and wear sensible shoes.
Nat SN | Mai 8, 2018
Many steps you have to climb up.. if you have any problems with your legs, beware.. Overall is good, the library looks real old fashion, but you can see and photos only behind the rope only few steps from the entrance.. CANNOT go inside the library.. for the top view, if you saw from other landmarks, not necessary..
Alvaro Aneiros Veiga | Apr. 4, 2018
Historic buildings that you need to see, awesome views of the city from the observatory. The library is closed but you can have a look from the door. The price to enter is quite high. we were 5 adults and paid like ~50€ to enter, the same price to have a good dinner on Prague
Kielan D'Souza | Juni 22, 2018
The building complex has a lot of history. In order to view the inside you need to get the guided tour which wasn’t very expensive. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of the groups questions in near perfect English. Up at the top of the observation tower you will get some amazing views of the city. The baroque library is stunning. You’ll only get to look at from a platform in the doorway. This is to reduce humidity. We took this tour pretty much just to see the library! (No photos for much of the tour unfortunately)
Alex Ronn | Mai 23, 2018
Great place to visit. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and the tour is very comprehensive. BE WARNED THOUGH. If you cannot walk up stairs do no even try to come here. loads of stairs. but the library is beautiful, you are only allowed to go in to a small area and you are not allowed to take pictures while in the library. The one i snapped below was through a window that opens to the library. The tour takes you up to the spire in the library, the tour guides will speak about the history of the building and the astronomical instruments used and are still in the building. The end of the tour allows you to walk around the top of the spire and really get great views of the city. it really is wonderful if you are visiting Prague or if your family is coming to visit you while you live here. This all being said the times the tours are running erratic, i think i tried to go to this library 4-5 times before i was successfully able to see it.
Nathalie Wass | Juni 1, 2018
Do not recommend to go here on a hot day. Lots of stairs to climb and the space is limited so you have to squeeze in with other people. The big awesome looking library room is not for entry which is a bummer. Other than that it's pretty cool, and if you're not afraid of heights the tower gives a very nice view of the city.
Colleen Madsen | Juli 27, 2018
Funny how people’s opinions differ. Though I have to admit the Library was stunning , and the view from the top of the tower was nice, I felt that the 300Kć it cost was a bit much, especially considering the view of the library was brief and from a small space near the doorway. There was very little else to see, just a few astronomical and scientific apparatus and a couple of reproductions of ancient texts. It didn’t help that although our guide, whose English I am sure is quite good, did his best to share his knowledge with our group but his accent was so broad and coupled with the echoey high ceilings it was very hard to understand a lot of what he said. Just be aware, if you aren’t a cheapskate like me, and you do decide to go, that there are quite a few winding and steep staircases you need to be fit enough to climb. Also you are not aloud to take photos of the library.
Richard Metzler | Juli 14, 2018
Super cool! Thy fill up fast so go early in the day get tickets - you can buy for a later time spot. You can’t actually go into the library but you go to an open door and look in. The most amazing part was going all the way to the tippy top and getting to go out on the narrow walkway of the tower. Not to be missed. If stairs aren’t you’re thing you should probably skip as it is a lot of stairs.
Milly Young | Juli 13, 2018
Some stunning views from the top and very interesting to see the artefacts and library. You have to go around in a tour but that isn't really an issue. All tours are in English and give some good information even if a bit brief for the history buffs. You can't actually go in the library and if you end up with a larger crowd for the tour you don't get to look for very long. Go early in the morning to get on a quieter tour and it will be very worth it
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