If you like museums, the city of Prague will astound you with its offerings. They present you with a glimpse of their treasures in many different settings. You can find them in previous homes, old Exhibition Centers and in former castles. They are also located in former religious centers such as St. Agnes Convent.
St. Agnes Convent (Klášter sv Anežky České) is a complex of early Gothic structures originally run by the Poor Clares order. St. Agnes, the sister of Wenceslas I, became abbess. The first Gothic buildings in Bohemia, they now house priceless treasures of the National Gallery. The focus is on Medieval Art from Bohemia and Central Europe (1200 to 1550). The contents include the Votive Panel of Archbishop Jan Očko of Vlašim dating from 1370. There is also the 700-year-old statue called the Strakonice Madonna and the Variant of the Krumkov Madonna from 1400. The Annunication of Our Lady, 1350, is by the Master of the Vyšší Brod Altar – a priceless work. If this does not interest you, wander through the Chapel of the Virgin Mary and pay your respects to St. Agnes who now lies there.
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