Prague Walking Tour: Strahov Monastery to Troja Castle is a 4.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for walking. 4.1 miles 456 feet Point to Point kid friendly walking Expand Map VIEW FULL MAP Sign up now to see this map! DescriptionWaypointsContactStrahov Monastery (Strahovsky klaster)A large complex of monastery buildings belonging to the religious order of Premonstratensians was established by prince Vladislav II and Olomouc bishop Jindřich Zdík in 1140. The monastery acquired its current form during early Gothic and especially Baroque reconstructions. Places of interest in the monastery include the Convent (Cloister, Romanesque Halls, Chapter Hall, Winter Refectory), Strahov Gallery (a collection of Czech and European paintings from Gothic to Romanticism), the Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady and historical halls of Strahov Library.50.08614, 14.38874 Martinic Palace and its surroundingsThe tour will tell you more about this exceptionally well-preserved monument of Renaissance architecture, its original sgraffiti decoration, late Renaissance painted ceilings and frescos. In the palace, there is a museum of musical machines, a unique collection of orchestrions, barrel organs, gramophones, musical boxes and other rare items from the 1870-1940 period.50.08996, 14.39573 St Nicholas Cathedral in Lesser QuarterThe cathedral, whose robust dome and slim tower form an indispensable part of the Prague panorama, is one of Europe's foremost Baroque buildings. It was built in the first half of the eighteenth century and was designed by architects Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer with the contribution of many other outstanding Baroque artists.50.08793, 14.40306 Troja Castle with gardenThe Troja Castle is one of the most significant Baroque castles of the seventeenth century. The Count of Sternberg invited excellent European artists to build and decorate the castle. The main hall is connected to the garden with a monumental staircase with statues of antique gods fighting the Titans. The castle is surrounded by a large French garden.50.11669, 14.41298 Loretta SquareLoretta Square is another pictorial square on our way through the city. At each hour chimes the Loretta's carillon: another ancient technical marvel (the mechanism was built at the end of the 17th century). 30 bells in the Loretta tower together play the melody. Another dominant structure here is the ornate Czernin Palace. Located opposite to Loretta Square, it is the present time Ministry of Foreign Affairs50.08854, 14.39119 Reviews (0)Photos (8)Recordings (0)No one has reviewed this trail yet. Be the first!