Cerveny Klastor Monastery

Located in the northern parts of Slovakia, Cerveny Klastor Monastery found in Cerveny Klastor is an age-old monastery that dates back to the year 1319. It was built as a Carthusian monastery at the valley of St Anton, and as red bricks were used to build this monastery, people started calling this monastery as Cerveny Klastor Monastery, which means Red Monastery.

Cerveny Klastor Monastery

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Located in the northern parts of Slovakia, Cerveny Klastor Monastery found in Cerveny Klastor is an age-old monastery that dates back to the year 1319. It was built as a Carthusian monastery at the valley of St Anton, and as red bricks were used to build this monastery, people started calling this monastery as Cerveny Klastor Monastery, which means Red Monastery.

Set amid the natural environment of Pieniny, Cerveny Klastor that boasts of this monastery also witnessed the restoration of this monastery during the period extending from 1956-1966. The building that reeks of architectural elegance is the Church of St Anton that dates back to the 14th century with a single nave getting restored in Baroque architecture style. The monastic buildings lie close to the church, as visitors can come by Gothic features in the Baroque building.

The walls pertaining to the monastic refractory unveil some of the Late-Gothic paintings that date back to the year 1520. Fray Cyprian is a name that is associated with Cerveny Klastor, as this individual was known to possess thorough knowledge on the subject of medicinal plants, and the exhibition here unveils the herbarium compiled by him. The park found in front the monastery’s entrance is a protected area that possesses old lime trees of value.

The Dunajec River that forms the border between Slovakia and Poland offers fantastic rafting trips, and with the scenic sights around, the trip happens to be one of the prime attractions of this region.