Sázava Monastery

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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]



  • Sommer, Petr; Třeštík, Dušan; Žemlička, Josef; Opačić, Zoë (2007). "Bohemia and Moravia". In Berend, Nora. Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus', c.900-1200. Cambridge University Press. pp. 214–262. ISBN 978-0-521-87616-2. 
  • Wolverton, Lisa (2001). Hastening Toward Prague: Power and Society in the Medieval Czech Lands. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-3613-0. 

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