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Teplá Abbey (Czech: Klášter Teplá; German: Stift Tepl) is a Premonstratensian abbey in the western part of Bohemia, included in the Archdiocese of Prague; it was founded in 1193 by the blessed Hroznata, a Bohemian nobleman (d. 1217). The first monks came from the Abbey of Strahov in Prague.[1]

Klaster Tepla

The Teplá Abbey church

The present monastery building was erected by Abbot Raimund Wilfert II (1688-1724); the library was built by Abbot Gilbert Helmer (since 1900). The Romanesque church, with additions in the style of the transition to the Gothic, is one of the oldest churches of Bohemia.[1] The high alter of the church was sculpted by Josef Lauermann and Ignatius Platzer in 1750. After Hroznata was beatified in 1897, his reliquary casket was moved to the aspe of the church for display. The original burial place of Hroznata is marked by on the floor before the main altar, where his original sarcophagus also stands.[2]

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Coordinates: 49°57′59″N 12°52′42″E / 49.96639°N 12.87833°E / 49.96639; 12.87833cs:Klášter Teplá

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