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Holy Precinct (Posvátný okrsek) in Ostrov


Category: Religious Monuments Region: Karlovy Vary and its surroundings Town: Ostrov 


About 10 km north of Karlovy Vary on the border of Ostrov's historical zone lies a large monastery complex, known as the Holy Precinct. It was the 17th century when these unique premises gradually emerged. Unfortunately, they were almost completely destroyed by an army unit that set up its barracks here in the 1950's. Thanks to a recent extensive renovation, the original appearance of the historic buildings was restored. The Holy Precinct and the adjoining castle park have become a popular tourist destination.

You will find several religious buildings here. The octagonal funerary Chapel of St. Anne is the oldest. Next to the chapel stands a monastic Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary housing numerous exhibitions and cultural events, and an originally Piarist college. Besides these, there are two more chapels here - the Chapel of St. Florian and the Chapel of Virgin Mary Einsiedeln


In the immediate vicinity of the monastery you can find an Eco centre, known as Ekocentrum with more than two hundred animals. The admission is free.

Contact data

ZIP: 36001

Phone: +420 354 224 950




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