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Final day in Praha (Prague), Czech Republic

Monday was our final morning in Prague before returning to Switzerland. We decided to tour the Strahov Monastery and surrounding grounds. Our hotel – Residence Monastery – was part of the original monastery. We toured the monastery, art gallery (no photos allowed), and library. The church was closed to the public.

Just a brief history of the Monastery. In 1140, Strahov Monastery was founded and the members of the Premonstratensian Order have been residing at since 1143 under the leadership of Abbot Gezo. The original monastery was constructed of wood but were replaced with stone buildings following a fire from a candle.

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