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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  • We stumbled across this wonderful place by chance and it turned out to be one of the best things we did. Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and was great at answering all of our...  more »
  • The guided tour of the museum and the catacombs was a wonderful experience. The tour guide spoke English perfectly and could answer all the questions we had without hesitation. Highly recommend!!  more »

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