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Sázava - monastery

address: Zámecká 72, 285 06 Sázava
phone No.: (+420) 327 321 177, (+420) 725 875 946
GPS: 49°52'38.01"N 14°53'49.53"E
313m above sea level
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Sázava source: Czech Tourists Club - Picture atlas
Sázava source: Czech Tourists Club - Picture atlas
source: Czechtourism
source: Czech Tourists Club - Picture atlas
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Foundation of the monastery was initiated in the 11th century, by the later canonized Procope, who became its first abbot. Until 1080 - until papal ban - local church services were given in a Slavonic language. The tradition of the Slavonic liturgy was restored only by Charles IV in the 14th century, when the originally Romanesque building got its Gothic look. Relics of this time include e.g. the Church of St. Procope, or the chapter hall with remarkable murals. In 1785 the monastery was closed down... more information
Categories: monastery, park, religious monument
Certificates and membershipsTourist stamp
National cultural monument
Style composition: baroque (50%), classicism / empirical (1%), Gothic (40%)
Services: funerals and requiem masses, sale of novelties and souvenirs, sale of specialised literature, sale of tourist stamps, scheduled worships, space available for rent, WC, weddings and other celebrations
Languages spoken: Czech, English
Accepted forms of payment: Czech korunas in cash
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Date of construction:1032

Tours / exhibitions

Svatoprokop's Sázava

Description:Baroque refectory, Gothic capitular hall with wall paintings and the chapel of the Virgin Mary, the Baroque church of St. Prokop, the crypt and remains of St. Prokop. Incomplete three-aisled Gothic church. The foundation of the 11th century four-apse church of the Holy Cross uncovered in the north monastery gardens.
Open to public: Wheelchair Access :YesPhotography allowed:NoVideo cameras allowed:No
Opening hours:
(GMT +1)
  • April, October Sa, Su, state and other holidays (non-working days) 10:00-15:30
  • May, September Tu-Su 10:00-15:30
  • June Tu-Su 10:00-16:45
  • July, August Tu-Su 10:00-17:00
  • 14.11.-17.11. 10:00-14:30
Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.
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Sightseeing time: 75 min.
Languages:tour guide (Czech), printed guide (Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian), descriptions (Czech)
Exhibition specialization:archaeology, baroque a Rococo art, gothic art, lapidarium, legends / myths / ghosts, literature, medieval history, restoration / conservation / preparation, romanesque art, the Church / liturgical objects
Minimum / maximum number of people per guide5/40
Description:Text description available in various languages: Česky
Open to public:
Opening hours:
(GMT +1)
  • April, May, September, October Tu-Su 10:00-15:30
  • June Tu-Su 10:00-17:00
  • July, August Tu-Su 10:00-18:00
  • 2.11.-30.11. Tu-Su 10:00-14:00
Before visiting the building we recommend checking the current opening hours on the building's website or by contacting the operator by telephone.
closedClosed right now, as per business hours
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The nearest place for swimming
Hotel SEN
13 km

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787 m

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125 m



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