The Hradčany Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites is located just a few steps from the Prague Castle
It used to be a home to the discalced carmelite sisters who lived here in a contemplative way in papal encloser. In 2020 the sisters moved from the city center to a calmer location in the outskirts of Prague. Their brothers from the Order of the Discalced Carmelites took over the care of the Hradčany Monastery and decided to open it for public.
The religious community uses a small part of the convent. The major part of the monastery is called Fortna ("the gate"), and is open for spiritual, educational and cultural events and to all those who want to just spend some time in a place with a strong story and a unique and unforgettable genius loci. The bonus is the breathtaking view of Prague from the monastery terrace.
How to get there:
By public transport:
- tram 22 stop Pohořelec - about 5 minutes walk down the street Loretánská
- or tram 22 stop Pražský Hrad - about 10 minutes walk through the area of the Prague castle (open 10 a.m. - 6 p. m., you have to pass the security check)
- or tram 12, 15, 20, 22 stop Malostranské náměstí - about 10-15 minutes walk uphill - Nerudova street and Radnické stairs
From the airport:
- Bus 119 to the stop Nádraží Veleslavín, then by metro A to the station Malostranská and by tram 22 to the stop Pohořelec (see above)
- or Bus 191 to the stop Vypich and tram 22 to the stop Pohořelec