St. George's Convent, Prague

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The convent building, attached to the left of the red-colored Basilica of St. George
Overview of St. George's monastery

The Convent of Saint George was a Benedictine convent located in the Prague Castle in the Czech Republic. Founded in 973,[1] the convent was next to the seat of ecclesiastical and state power in Bohemia and occasionally the entire Holy Roman Empire, and played an important historical role. Although no longer active, the convent's building and the attached Bascilica dedicated to Saint George still exist and the building houses the Czech National Gallery's collection of 19th-century Bohemian art.[2]


  1. ^ "St. George's Basilica and convent". Retrieved January 1, 2011.
  2. ^ St. George's Convent: Collection of 19th-century Art in Bohemia Retrieved January 1, 2011.

Coordinates: 50°00′28″N 14°24′08″E / 50.00778°N 14.40222°E / 50.00778; 14.40222