Convent of Saint Agnes in Prague

Convent of Saint Agnes in Prague

The jewel of the Old Town was most likely founded in 1231 by Agnes of Bohemia, a princess of the Přemyslid family.

The Convent of Saint Agnes is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Prague. The former monastery for Franciscan friars and the Poor Clare nuns is now the seat of one of the parts of the Prague National Gallery. The monument has recently been renovated and transformed from its pure gallery form and historical spaces to a place for relaxation and other cultural opportunities.  
The Convent of Saint Agnes was acquired by the National Gallery in 1963, and subsequently underwent the last phase of its restoration. On the first floor of the compound, you can find the permanent exposition on Medieval Art in Bohemia and Central Europe 1200-1550, and the ground floor houses the new tour dedicated to the history of the double convent and its founder. Both convent gardens are accessible for free and all year round, offering a tour of the convent architecture and sculptures by leading Czech artists.

The Convent was most likely founded in 1231 by Agnes of Bohemia, the youngest daughter of Czech King Přemysl Ottokar I and Přemyslid princess. It was the first Gothic building in Prague and an important spiritual centre. Even though Agnes was adored as a saint during her life, she was not canonised until 12 November 1989. Important Czech kings and queens are buried in the Convent.


Národní galerie v Praze, U milosrdných 814/17 Klášter sv. Anežky České , 110 00 Praha 1