Historic town centre and abbey
Teplá is a charming town with a rich history and culture. It is home to the Premonstratensian Teplá Abbey, one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the country. The abbey was founded in 1193 by Hroznata of Teplá, a powerful nobleman and advisor to the Přemyslid kings. The abbey was originally dedicated to the Holy Cross, but it was later renamed after the nearby river Tepla.
The abbey complex is one of the most important architectural and cultural monuments in the Czech Republic. The most notable buildings in the complex are the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the cloister, and the library. The church is a Gothic structure that was built in the 13th century. The cloister is a Renaissance building that was built in the 16th century. The library is one of the oldest and most valuable libraries in the Czech Republic. It contains a collection of over 100,000 books, manuscripts, and other documents.