Opening Ceremony Venue: Karolinum
This unique monument has been a part of Charles University since 1383, when Wenceslas IV, the son of the university’s founder, secured one of the most imposing palaces in the Old Town for use as a dormitory. Today, the Karolinum’s appearance is primarily Baroque. The central interior space, the Aula Magna, is used for commencement ceremonies and other official gatherings. The Karolinum Cloisters are used for exhibitions of contemporary art.