Břevnov is one of the traditional districts of Prague in which you can find the beautiful and oldest male Monastery in the Czech Republic.
Located in Prague 6, precisely in Markétská 1/28, the closest public transport stop is the Břevnovský klášter tram stop. Situated between the White Mountain (Bílá Hora) and Prague Castle, the Břevnov Monastery is still active, and Benedictine monks are living in it. Founded by Prince Boleslav II and the second Archbishop of Prague St Adalbert, the present appearance of the Benedictine complex represents a masterpiece of the Baroque.
The Monastery runs a hotel and a traditional Czech restaurant with an open fireplace. The restaurant Klášterní šenk, located in the grounds of the Monastery, has a beautiful beer garden opened in the summer that offers most of the beers produced there. Therefore, Břevnov Monastery is also associated with a brewery whose production can still be tasted today, Břevnovský Benedict beer.
The entrance to the complex, including the garden, is free. The extensive garden adjoining the Monastery is where the abbot’s summer house named Vojtěška is located. The guided tour of Břevnov Monastery includes the visit to the Baroque church of St Margaret and the Romanesque crypt, Prelate’s residence (the representative house of the abbot) and the convent with the enclosure.
The admission fee in the Czech language is 100 CZK for adults, 60 CZK for seniors (65+) and students, 50 CZK for children (7–14 years) and free for children up to 6. You can also visit the Monastery in English both on weekends and on weekdays only after prior arrangement. Admission fee for guided tours in English are 150 CZK for adults, 90 CZK for seniors (65+) and students, 75 CZK for children (7–14 years) and free for children up to 6.
If you need more information about the admission and opening hours of the Břevnov Monastery you can visit the official website.
The Břevnov Monastery (Břevnovský Klášter) is in the heart of the neighborhood, and when visiting, you can go to plenty of other interesting sights nearby. The grounds of the Monastery are well worth exploring with charming gardens, and a restored Orangery converted into a contemporary art gallery.
This Monastery is a place that impresses the visitor with its historical atmosphere and open spaces, making it a perfect spot for escaping the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist centre of Prague.