Sázava Monastery

Aerial view of Sázava Monastery
Sázava Monastery vicinity
1822 depiction of the monastery

The Sázava Monastery is a Benedictine abbey and a monastery established by Bretislaus I, Duke of Bohemia near Prague around 1032.[1][2]


The foundation of the monastery was initiated by Procopius of Sázava, a Czech hermit who was in 1203 canonized as saint.[1] The monastery was an important center of Old Church Slavonic literature until 1097.[1][3]



Coordinates: 49°52′34″N 14°53′53″E / 49.8761°N 14.8981°E / 49.8761; 14.8981

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