This convent was founded in 1181 by William of Pulín – as repentance for his atrocities in wartime – for the sisters of the Premonstratensian Order.
It was burnt down during the Hussite wars, then restored, only to become defunct in the following century. The Premonstratensians of Strahov had the good will to resurrect it, but after the fire in 1703 they left it to its own fate.
The ruins that remain today – mainly the roofless torso of the main nave of the church – have such a charm (and the preserved parts are of considerable architectural value) that people come here even from a great distance. Appreciate the unique spirit of the place, enjoy a perfect photo shoot or a night-time concert in the open air with acoustics that will make your whole body tremble.
In addition to cultural events, you can simply roam through the monastery from the main nave to the well-preserved staircase. Or come and listen to the turbulent history of the convent during a guided tour. (Don’t forget to check the opening hours on the website before visiting the convent, so that you don’t rattle the chain on the closed gate in disappointment!) All year round you can also book a tour of the convent, synagogue and the town outside the opening hours.
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