Its history dates from the existence of a chapel dedicated to Saint Clement in the 11th century. A Dominican monastery was founded in the medieval period. The large complex of Klementinum was founded by the Jesuits after their arrival in Bohemia in 1556. Initially, members of the order lived in a former Dominican monastery, but in 1653 began expanding their premises. The reconstruction lasted over 170 years, so there is a variety of architectural styles in Klementinum. With more than 2 hectares it is also one of the largest building complexes in Europe.
Klementinum was founded by Jesuits in 1556, after their arrival to the Czech country. This large building complex has a long and rich history and it is still an important place of culture and knowledge. It served as a school and now itīs a seat of the National Library.
The areal can be found directly at the foot of Charles Bridge.
The oldest weather recording in the Czech lands started in Clementinum in the year 1775 and it still continues. It is possible to go on a guided tour here and see the Baroque library, Meridian hall and Astronomical tower.