Sázava (Benešov District)

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Sázavský Klášter.jpg
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Benešov
Commune Benešov
Municipality Sázava
River Sázava
Coordinates 49°52′N 14°54′E / 49.867°N 14.900°E / 49.867; 14.900Coordinates: 49°52′N 14°54′E / 49.867°N 14.900°E / 49.867; 14.900
Area 20.41 km2 (7.88 sq mi)
Population 3,800
Density 186/km2 (482/sq mi)
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 285 06
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Sázava
Statistics: statnisprava.cz

Sázava (Czech pronunciation: [ˈsaːzava]) is a town in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. It lies between Tábor and Prague on a bend on a river. It has around 3,800 inhabitants.

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Villages Bělokozly, Černé Budy, Čeřenice and Dojetřice are administrative parts of Sázava.

Originally a monastery with Slavic liturgy, originated in 1032. Since the early 12th century the Benedictine monastery. Burnt down by the Hussites, revived in the 16th century, in the 17th century rebuilt in the Baroque style. The monastery abolished by Joseph II, in the 19th century rebuilt into a Pseudo-Renaissance chateau. A monumental torso of the Church of St. Prokop, an abbot chapel, a Gothic crypt. The exposition “the Old-Slavic Sázava”, a capitulary hall with Gothic wall paintings. A significant medieval centre of Slavic culture and literature. The Madonna of Sázava stands in the main church which remains operational.

The eastern side of the town is very different in character and is largely industrial in character.

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