Karlova 1, Prague 1

Opening Hours


Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

April - October: 
Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

November, December: 
Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

till January 10th 2013: 
Mon – Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Clementinum used to serve as the centre of the Jesuit order in the Old Town of Prague and until now it is the second largest complex of buildings in the city. On the place where the complex stands, there used to be an old Dominican friary with the church of St Clement – hence the name Clementinum. However, when the Jesuits arrived in Prague in 1556 they were given this place and the Dominican had to move to today’s Jilská Street. The contraction of the complex spans throughout centuries and the best Czech and Italian architects living in Prague took part in it. The Clementinum consisted not only of the old church of St Clement, but of the newly build Church of the Holy Saviour, three chapels, a printing work, schools and residential areas, and also libraries. When the Jesuits were expelled in 1773, the complex was taken over by the National Library and the Academy for Further Education, where many significant Czechs studied. The Academy ended its work in 1883; in 1928-1930 the complex was modernized for the needs of the National Library. Apart from the library premises, visitors can visit the Clementinum gallery, with an exhibition or rare books or take a tour though the Jesuit library, the Mirror Chapel and climb up the Astronomical tower of the Clementinum.

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Tour sights

  1. Prague Castle
  2. St. Vitus Cathedral
  3. Strahov Monastery
  4. Schwarzenberg Palace
  5. Hradcany Square
  6. St. George Basilica
  7. Archbishop Palace
  8. Castle Gardens
  9. Breathtaking Viewpoint
  10. Nerudova Street
  11. St. Nicholas Church
  12. Infant Jesus of Prague
  13. Knights of Malta
  14. Lennon´s Wall
  15. Kampa Island
  16. Certovka Canal
  17. Charles Bridge
  18. Mozart & Prague
  19. King´s Coronation Way
  20. Clementinum
  21. Astronomical Clock
  22. Old Town Square
  23. Tyn Church
  24. Prague Cubism
  25. Powder Gate
  26. Old Town Bridge Tower
  27. Carolinum
  28. Old Jewish Cemetery
  29. Old New Synagogue
  30. Former Jewish Town Hall
  31. Jewish Ceremonial Hall
  32. Pinkas Synagogue
  33. Maisel Synagogue
  34. Spanish Synagogue
  35. Paris Street
  36. Franz Kafka House