Plasy Monastery

Plasy, Czech Republic

The Plasy Monastery was founded in 1144 by Duke Vladislav II as one of the oldest Cistercian monasteries in Bohemia. Monks from the Franconian Langheim settled Plasy. During the Hussites Wars in the first half of the 15th century buildings of the abbey were burnt out and almost all the goods were subsequently taken. 

The monastery experienced a second period of prosperity after the Thirty Years‘ War: the baroque new buildings of the monastery, the large foursided courtyards and the pilgrimage church of Marianske Tynice are still characteristic of the landscape today – as are extensive agricultural areas for grain and fruit cultivation.

In 1826, the monastery building with the whole estate was purchased by Klemens von Metternich, who is buried in the Church of Saint Wenceslaus in the family tomb.


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Founded: 1144
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic


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Katí Nka (13 months ago)
beautiful monastery in the center of Plasy
Zdeněk Šilhán (2 years ago)
Beautiful place build by Santini (build is done by very smart way). National heritage institut trying hard to reconstruct whole monastery. Possible to take pictures. Waiting for next visit of special water underground (whole monastery is sitting on the wood covered by water).
Ondřej Němeček (4 years ago)
Little bit overhelming, less information wouldn't hurt
Michal Gajewski (5 years ago)
The monastery is impressive as a building. It is under renovation. The only possibility to enter is a tour with the tour guide (Ms Alice is great). Tour takes about 1 hour. During that you can see only few rooms at the 1st floor. You can't take a photo inside.
Radek Jenc (5 years ago)
Awesome historie, mast visit place.
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