Not always the life of monks and order was easy - during Hussite wars the monastery was attacked and partly damaged, when during 20th Century occupied by Nazi and soon after that for long four decades taken over by communist regime. Most of monks were sent to prison or emigrated or kept secret religious life. It was not until 1990 when the complex of baroque monastery was released back to Benedictine order and monks could return back.
During the first part of our tour we will also have time to see the garden, which surrounds the monastery. The orders frequently supported poor people and persons of lower social levels. For these activities they needed to be strong and reach. That’s why most of monasteries and convents disposed with the privileges for example to brew the beer or produce the wine. That’s also why we have today the chance of sampling a Břevnov monastery beer, which will be followed by the visit of baroque interiors of the monastery as baroque St. Margaret’s Church and Prelate’s residence, whose the most beautiful space is represented by Maria Theresa Hall and the other Prelate’s residence spaces as a abbot’s dinning room, the abbot’s apartments, study chamber or bedroom. The part of the tour makes also visit of 11th Century crypt of the Romanesque monastery church, and Garden Pavilion Vojtěška. This part of the visit will be crowned by the sampling of the beer.
From Břevnov monastery you can continue with the guide by public transportation to nearby Strahov monastery for sampling of another monastery beer – St. Norbert and it variations.
Start from: Malostranská metro and tram station
Dates & times: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM and Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM
The guide will hold the sign of IATDMCT 2022 20th International congress
Duration: 4 hours
Included: guided tour throughout Břevnov monastery and sampling of the beers - two places
Price: 1390,- CZK (58 €; 63 $), disability card holders 1190 CZK, Students 16 - 26 years/seniors 65+ - 1190 CZK, Children 6 - 15 years 990 CZK, children under 6 - for free
In case of the participation of minors, non-alcoholic beverages will be served.
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