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John Pettitt holding the “Ryder Cup” 1985

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St. Agnes Convent & National Museum

Convent of St Agnes

The Convent of St Agnes is the oldest standing Gothic stucture in Prague, dating back to the 13th Century. The convent was once home to the Order of the Poor Clares.

The Convent of St Agnes was established in 1234 by the Premysl King Wenceslas I, who made his sister Anezka (Agnes) its first abbess. Agnes was beatified in the 19th century and canonised in November 1989 by the pope John Paul II, as St Agnes of Bohemia.

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The convent is now home to the National Gallery's collection of 19th- and 20th-century Czech art.

In addition to rooms of contemplative oils, the museum of the Convent of St Agnes contains many bronze studies that preceded the casting of some of the greatest public monuments in Prague, including the equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas on top of the National Theatre.

Prague National Museum

The National Museum of Prague overlooks Wenceslas Square, and contains many collections of national history. It is the oldest museum in Bohemia.

The National Museum is primarily a scientific institution that contains scientific and historical collections. It contains almost 14 million items from the fields of natural history, history, the arts, music and more.

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The staircase inside the Prague National Museum has superb acoustics, and so is home to many choral concerts.

The Prague National Museum can be found at the top of Wenceslas Square, Prague.

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