This is the oldest monastery in the Czech Republic, founded in 993 by Prince Boleslav II together with the second bishop of Prague, Adalbert
From the old Romanesque church building, remains of the crypt beneath the Church of St. Margaret are preserved. Gothic modifications to the monastery and the local church disappeared during the Baroque reconstruction by Kryštof and Kilián Dientzenhofer in the early 18th century. In recent years, the whole complex has been undergoing restoration, including the gardens. Taste the Břevnovský Benedict beer from the monastery brewery. Its history dates to the 13th century. You will find the brewery in the former Baroque stables.