Břevnov Monastery

Address:
Markétská 1/28, 169 00 Praha 6

Visit the maps section to see maps of the location.

The Břevnov Monastery, founded by St. Vojtěch and Duke Boleslav II in 993, is the oldest monastery in the Czech lands. The medieval character of this Benedict abbey was entirely suppressed by later modifications made between 1709 and 1720 under the direction of experienced architects of that time-Kryštof and Kilián Ignác Dienzenhofer. The interiors have preserved a number of baroque- and classicism- style halls, including the notable Teresian Hall with its magnificent ceiling frescos.

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In contrast to the baroque adornment of the representative building's upper floor, the gothic rooms on the ground floor are calming. It is here that you will best be able to revisit times long past as you enjoy your banquet. It is as if the mysterious tones of choruses and the silent deliberations of the former inhabitants still sounded from within its walls.

Gala Dinner

On Saturday, October 2, 19:00, the restaurant at the Břevnov Monastery will host the Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner is ATypI’s traditional evening event. There will be an opening reception, then a buffet dinner and live jazz dance music. The event is bookable separately at registration (US$75).

Images from Gala Dinners from the Rome 2002 and Vancouver 2003 conferences:

Eileen Gunn and John D. Berry at the Gala Dinner, Rome 2002. Photo by Jill Bell. David Lemon, Gary Munch and Ross Mills at the Gala Dinner, Vancouver 2003. Photo by Frank Jonen.
Delegates at the Gala Dinner, Vancouver 2003. Photo by Frank Jonen. Ms. and Mr. de Groot at the Gala Dinner, Rome 2002. Photo by Jill Bell.