• June 14, 2018

Břevnov Monastery in Prague

Břevnov Monastery in Prague

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Břevnov Monastery is the oldest Czech monastery and it is situated in the Prague quarter called Břevnov. It was founded in 993. The monastery with the Saint Margaret Basilica and the Margaret Garden is protected as a national cultural monument. Visitors can see the baroque Saint Margaret Basilica, a Romanesque crypt dating back to the 11th century, and a baroque prelature with the Terezian Hall. The monastery has the oldest beer brewing tradition in the entire Czech Republic, beer called Břevnovský Benedikt is brewed there. The beer according to this recipe and under the supervision of the monastery brewery technologists has also been brewed under brand Praha 993 in South Korea since 2017.

The monastery premises also include a large garden, in which you can find Vojtěška, an abbot’s summer house with a chapel above a natural spring, where the Břevnov Monastery was founded. In the upper part of the garden there are remainders of a greenhouse dating back to the beginning of the 18th century.