[Photo Journal] Guided Tour of Klementinum: Baroque Library Hall and Astronomical Tower


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Guided Tour of Klementinum: Baroque Library Hall and Astronomical Tower

I have been meaning to share these photos for awhile now. It was my second time to visit Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This time around, my daughter and I went on a guided tour of the Klementinum, which included the Baroque Library Hall and the Astronomical Tower.


We were there quite early a little before ten am since the tour is on a first-come-first-served basis.


So this is where you give your money for a guided tour of the most beautiful library in the world. A word of caution though: you can’t take photos of the baroque library hall, and you don’t actually go inside. You just take a peek from an upper portion of the Klementinum and you get to smell and see what it’s like from the outside looking in.

So here is our tour guide, who, as my daughter claimed, looked a little bit like Cisco from The Flash.

So we had to walk 172 steps to get to the top of the Astronomical Tower, affording us 360° views over Prague. On the second floor of the tower is the Meridian Hall, which was designed to determine noon – the photo of Cisco above.


The view from the top of the Astronomical Tower – it is worth all those 100 or so steps, yes.


After eating all those pork knuckle and fried cheese, it was just right that we walked up those steps.


Absolutely stunning.


My fourteen year old girl experiencing the world.

Photos of the Inner Sanctum of the Klementinum Baroque Library as Sourced from the Web


Given how we are unable to take photos of the library, I searched the Net and found this from the BoredPanda website. Click on the image to be taken to the websource.


What was the most beautiful library you’ve ever been to?

  1. […] and it reminded me that hey.. we’ve been to that place! This was right after we went to the Klementinum Library and we were famished from walking up those steps to reach their astronomical tower that overlooks […]



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