Doksany Monastery

Doksany, Czech Republic

The Doksany town is well-known mainly for its monastery established probably already in 1144 by Vladislav II. The heyday of the monastery was in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was completely desolated during the Thirty Years’ War. After that it was rebuilt into the Baroque appearance in 17th century. During the 19th century the monastery became a chateau.

Doksany Monastery has been used to film BBC's The Musketeers, an HBO's Knightfall series.

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Founded: 1144
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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Marek Inderka (8 months ago)
Interesting place. It's a shame that the area is in such poor condition. But the church is stunning...
user (8 months ago)
Super place. Monastery under reconstruction. Large campus.
Honza Vávra (2 years ago)
A beautiful monastery, unfortunately partly in a deplorable state after the times of the past. However, there is a great effort to restore it. Worth a visit.
Vilomena Tumova (2 years ago)
An amazing tour guide for whom his work is a hobby. He guided us through the beautiful church, the crypt and the vast complex of the entire area, which is worth seeing.
Andrea Lelková (2 years ago)
Wonderful spaces, amazing park, beautiful spring day.
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