Sázava Monastery

Sázava, Czech Republic

Sázava Monastery is a former Benedictine abbey and a monastery in Bohemia, established by Bretislaus I, Duke of Bohemia around 1032. It is situated some 30 km southeast of Prague, on the right bank of the eponymous Sázava river, a right tributary of the Vltava.

The monastery is notable as having followed Slavonic liturgy in the 11th century. It was re-established under the Latin rite in 1097, until its destruction in 1421 due to the Hussite Wars. It was again re-established as part of the re-catholization of Bohemia under Habsburg rule in 1664, and finally dissolved in 1785.

The extant buildings mostly date to the Baroque period, with 19th-century neo-Renaissance extensions, with some remaining structures in the Gothic style of the 13th to 14th centuries, notably the unfinished three-nave Gothic basilica.



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Founded: c. 1032
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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Johnathan Gochenour (10 months ago)
Amazing Monastery. Unfortunately I'm concerned about the brick mason's health as it seems he had quite the accident. I kept getting caught trying to lockpick my way into the kitchen. 10/10 would escape with my local monk ally again
Bunica lui Damian (10 months ago)
It's a nice, quiet place. The view from the river is gorgeous. You'll find lots of friendly ducks by the bridge. Especially fun if you've played Kingdom Come Delverance, since you'll recognize lots of stuff from the game. Can get from Prague to the place in about 2 hours by bus.
Wisawachit Sawangphon (4 years ago)
I love it. The only problem is there are not tourists visit here that often. That is why they don't have the english tour but the tour guide try his best to explane everything to you in English(He even know that I'm here because of the KDC). I hope more KDC fans will come to visit this place and have a tour. It is worth it. Jesus Christ br praised!
Zdeněk Šmejkal (4 years ago)
Currently under reconstruction but still worth the visit. Well, the reconstruction may never end because there is a lot of work. But currently it really means a little issue - the church is closed. The rest still worth it. The guided tour goes from the park and outside of monastery to multiple rooms inside (and normally the church too). There are different historic exhibitions in the rooms. I was surprised when I find out the info-graphics are from the 60's - minimalist design can survive ages and still look modern - definitely a great job from the designers. The best part are the fresco. They were covered with white paint which preserve them in great condition but they need to be uncovered - which is a long term job. Currently there is 7 of them (if I remember it correctly) and a lady working on uncovering the next one - which is interesting to see how hard and patient work it is. My main intention to go here is the fact that this monastery is in the game Kingdom Come: Deliverance and I wanted to see how well the game captured the place. The monastery was reconstructed over time so it is not the same as it was in the game but you can clearly recognize the place from the game. They actually think about opening a little exhibition about the game which I support 100%
Magnus Ohman (5 years ago)
Interesting place with a church that was never completed. Detailed guiding, but unfortunately only in Czech. Some information in English on boards inside the entrance.
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