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Address: Tepla 364 61, Czech Republic
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Founded in 1193, the monastery features the Virgin Maria Annunciation...

Founded in 1193, the monastery features the Virgin Maria Annunciation Church and an extensive library that houses many rare books, first editions and religious works.

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National Historic Landmark

Tepla Monastery is located near Marianske Lazne. It was founded in the 12th century. The name of the church is the "Annunciation".

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 April 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

15 km far from Mariánské lázně. Deffinately worth to visit. Enjoy the monastery and discover how the monks have lived. 2 different tours inside and additionaly 1 in park outside without guide.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Since our awesome visit I have since read that it is by paid tour only and no photos allowed??...well OOPSY! All the signs seem to be in Czech and in retrospect MAY have been giving instructions but we just walked in (2 of us) and wandered about, no-one said anything. We met two priests somewhere in there who were just... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Tepla Monastery is located near Marianske Lazne. It was founded in the 12th century. The name of the church is the "Annunciation".

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Thank ruzha2014
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

They are starting to restore parts of this historic facility. It's well worth a visit now, and should be more impressive in the future.

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Thank TheCordrays
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

The wholeplace looks impressive but it is in a bad condition, hence the renovation works. Visiting hours until 15:30

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Thank Lodewijk S
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

I was very surprised to find the monastery in such a state of despair. It is supposedly the oldest monastery in the Czech Republic with a huge impact on the development of the whole region and spa business since middle ages. Communist era really took its toll here and shame nor government neither EU took much interest in this important... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Back in time, there change not to much in this kind of places. Nice roads, but watch good for deer etc. We find one restaurant in Tepla it self, was not bad.......

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

we didn t know the place to be undergoing renovation,but we neveretheless enjoyed the hike around the monastery,the size of it is incredible.still worth to visit

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Olen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The roads towards this attraction are in a horrible state, as so is this monastery: even renovated bits are kind of dilapidated. Its interiors, as well as the church and useum can only be visitde by guidetour, taking pix totally forbidden (interiors). To me the most beautifull part was the old Abbey cemetery (not the new one) tucked away in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Being restored so grounds rather overgrown. Needs a few more notice boards around as we found the good bits after we had left. The cafe/rest. is rather a barn but gave us the coffee and loo fix needed. The souvenier shop has a minefield of trash and a useful book and cards.

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