Set up in the 12th century, this beautiful but rather extensive complex is nowadays used by Strahov library and Strahov Picture Gallery. Its costly reconstructions began after 1989 and are still going on to this day. The gallery has more than 1,500 pieces of art on display, featuring collections of Rudolfine, Flemish and Italian paintings.
The library is worth seeing as well, it has a beautiful interior with colorful frescoes. It also houses some real historical gems, including the wonderfully illustrated Jan of Šelmberk's bible, which dates back to the 15th century. In addition, the monastery is home to other museums, a gallery, three restaurants and a brewery