Speculum Alchemiae Museum, Prague

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Discover places where alchemists made the elixir of eternal youth and the philosopher's stone at Speculum Alchemiae Museum. The museum houses secret alchemical laboratories that were built for King Rudolf II in the 16th century. The laboratories were discovered during the reconstruction of one of the city's oldest historical buildings, a World Heritage Site. During your visit, you can find out where the secret of making gold was written, who the reputed founder of alchemy was, and other legends from the so-called Prague Magical Triangle. The museum shop offers elixirs prepared according to the original recipes. Make Speculum Alchemiae Museum a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague vacation planner.
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  • The tour was short but the guide was interesting and had a lot to tell about the place itself and the historical facts that related to it.  more »
  • We did the tour and it was a nice experience, the guide was nice and we learned about the world of alchemist in Prague. We would recommend it.  more »

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