Břevnov monastery and brewery

Břevnov monastery and brewery Břevnov monastery and brewery Břevnov monastery and brewery

Description

Břevnov Monastery (Czech: Břevnovský klášter) is a Benedictine monastery in Břevnov, Prague. It was founded by Prince Boleslav II and Saint Adalbert, bishop of Prague in 993 AD. It is the oldest male monastery in Bohemia and has the oldest tradition of brewing beer in Czech Republic. Part of the monastery is a brewery of St. Vojtěch, which has been reconstructed in 2011 and nowadays you can taste their lovely special kinds of beer in the restaurant or visit the brewery shop. During the Hussite Wars (15th century) the entire monastery including brewery were nearly destroyed. The construction of a new buildings has been realized in 1708–1740 by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and annual production of beer then reached up to 5,000 hl. The buildings, including St Margaret's church, the conventual buildings and prelate's house have been built in the Baroque style.