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The Krásny Brod Monastery rebuilt over the centuries

THIS POSTCARD dating back probably to the late 1910s depicts the ruins of a Basilian monastery at Krásny Brod. Erected in the 14th century, it underwent numerous changes throughout its history.

THIS POSTCARD dating back probably to the late 1910s depicts the ruins of a Basilian monastery at Krásny Brod. Erected in the 14th century, it underwent numerous changes throughout its history.

Originally, the monastery was built of wood, just like the adjacent little church. Their onstruction
was ordered by Teodor Koriatovič, a nobleman from Lithuania, for his entourage of monks who ccompanied him to his new homeland.

Krásny Brod is located in the eastern Slovak region of Zemplín where the Greek Catholic Church has predominated.

During periods of religious conflict, its members had to face frequent attacks from Roman Catholics or Protestants. Sometimes these were minor quarrels, but sometimes things went further and the monastery ended up burned to the ground.

As a result, a new stone building was erected on the same spot in 1752. This one lasted until 1915. But even its thick walls could not resist a World War I battle between Russians and Austrians and today only its ruins remain.

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