Assumption of Mary Monastery - Dolni Rocov, Czech Republic
Posted by: Anneke
N 50° 14.900 E 013° 46.735
33U E 412940 N 5566956
Quick Description: An inactive Augustinian monastery from the Baroque period.
Location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 6:39:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMCD3V
The monastery was founded in the fourteenth century. In 1715-1718, it was rebuilt by the famous Baroque architect Jan Blazej Santini and in 1740s it was reconstructed by Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer, another renowned Czech Baroque architect.
In 1950, the monastery was closed down by the Communist regime and converted first into prison, then into a children's psychiatric asylum. Although it was returned to the Augustinian order after 1989, it remained vacant and today it is used as a humanitarian help repository by the Prague Archdiocese Charity organization.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Klášter Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
Ročov, Czech Republic
Religious affiliation: Augustinian
Date founded/constructed: 1373
Web Site: [Web Link]
Status of Use: Converted to Other Use
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