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Brief history of the Teplá Monastery

 

Category: Religious Monuments Region: Mariánské Lázně and its surroundings Town: Teplá

 

 The extensive monastery premises are located near Mariánské Lázně by the town of Teplá.

Premonstratensian Monastery in Teplá

The premises of the monastery, which was established in 1193 by the blessed Hroznata, are one of the most significant in the Czech Republic.

The monastery served the Premonstratensians for centuries, until the end of World War II. In 1950 it was closed down along with other monasteries in Czechoslovakia and it was used as the Czechoslovak People’s Army garrison for 28 years. Only the church and library have been accessible to the tourists since 1958. After the army left them, the buildings kept falling into disrepair. The monastery, damaged heavily by years of neglect, was given back to the Premonstratensian Order only after 1990, and a gradual reconstruction of the whole premises has been going on since. Concerts and exhibitions take place in the Monastery besides regular worship services.

The monastery premises include a Baroque Convent, a Gothic presbytery of the abbey church with a Romanesque chapel, a unique abbey library, its 100,000 volumes making it the second largest historical library in Bohemia, a park, a cemetery and a museum. The most significant building here is the Church of the Annunciation of the Lord erected in 1193 - 1232. The buildings of brewery, hayloft and granary belong to the monastery as well.

The monastery can be visited throughout most of the year.

 
 

A hotel and a restaurant are also part of the monastic premises in Teplá.

Opening hours

1.1. - 31.1.   Closed
1.2. - 30.4. Mon – Sat 09:00am-03:30pm
su 11:00am-03:30pm
1.5. - 30.9. Mon – Sat 09:00am-03:30pm
su 11:00am-03:30pm
1.10. - 31.12. Mon – Sat 09:00am-03:30pm
su 11:00am-03:30pm
 

Admission fee

Admission Fee Price
Adults 100 CZK
Children up to 10 years    free
Children from 10 to 18 years 70 CZK
Students and disabled, subject to card presentation 70 CZK
 

Contact data

Name: Klášter premonstrátů Teplá

Phone: +420 353 392 732

E-mail: prohlidky@klastertepla.cz

Website: www.klastertepla.cz

 

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