Emmaus Monastery

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Emmaus monastery and Memorial, "Prague's Victorious Sons", by Josef Mařatka

The Emmaus monastery is an abbey established in 1347 in Prague. The area was destined to become the only Benedictine monastery of the Bohemian kingdom and all Slavic Europe. During WWII the monastery was seized by the Gestapo and the monks were sent to Dachau concentration camp, then in February 1945 it was almost destroyed by American bombing raid on Prague on 14 February 1945. The modern roof with steeples was added in the 1960s. The Gothic cloisters feature original faded frescoes with bits of Pagan symbolism from the 14th century.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Emmaus Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Vlasto, A. P. (1970). The Entry of Slavs Into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs... CUP Archive. pp. 112–. ISBN 9780521074599. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

Coordinates: 50°04′20″N 14°25′03″E / 50.07222°N 14.41750°E / 50.07222; 14.41750