Teplá Abbey

Teplá, Czech Republic

Teplá Abbey is a Premonstratensian abbey in the western part of Bohemia, included in the Archdiocese of Prague. It was founded in 1193 by the blessed Hroznata, a Bohemian nobleman (d. 1217). The first monks came from the Abbey of Strahov in Prague.

The present monastery building was erected by Abbot Raimund Wilfert II (1688-1724); the library was built by Abbot Gilbert Helmer (since 1900). The Romanesque church, with additions in the style of the transition to the Gothic, is one of the oldest churches of Bohemia. The high altar of the church was sculpted by Josef Lauermann and Ignatius Platzer in 1750. After Hroznata was beatified in 1897, his reliquary casket was moved to the apse of the church for display. The original burial place of Hroznata is marked by on the floor before the main altar, where his original sarcophagus also stands.

Plenteous monastery activity is shown in the literature that is defined by its rich collection of prints of different nature in the monastic library.


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Teplá, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1193
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic


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Martina Martinez (12 months ago)
The most important monastery in West Bohemia, where the monks still live, which is open to public (one part) and even allows the public to sleep in and meditate in the adjacent gardens. The Premonstratensian Monastery of Teplá was founded in 1193 by the Squire Hroznata, a Czech nobleman.
Paula Hlavacek (3 years ago)
Great place to come for a walk! There is a restaurant nearby.. The entrance to the church is newly reconstructed and it’s beautiful
Vladimír Řepík (4 years ago)
Very impressive church and monastery just outside of Marienbad spas. Surrounded by deep forest, this is a piece of medieval world in present time...
Eliška Skálová (4 years ago)
It was really interesting. The indoor is really beautiful
David Mach (5 years ago)
Nice monastery. There are two guided routes. Water toys for children in the park. Small refreshment is possible to buy there.
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