Red Monastery

Červený kláštor

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They started to build Červený kláštor (Red Monastery), originally Lechnický kláštor after 1320. Its name was given by the red color of seven roofs of monastic buildings. The history of Červený kláštor is closely linked to the action of two religious orders - Carthusian and Camaldulsian order. The monks lived in separate houses – cells with gardens. The most monumental building of the monastery complex is the gothic nave church of St. Anthony the Hermit from 1360. From the local monks, monk Cyprián entered the history as a famous collector of medicinal plants. His lifelong work represents Herbár (Herbarium) from 1766 which contains 283 plant specimens. His name Cyprián is also linked to the legend about the flying machine with the help of which he reportedly took off from Tri koruny and flew up to the Tatras. Červený kláštor (Red Monastery) in addition to the monastery complex also offers a unique attraction in Europe – the Dunajec rafting on wooden rafts in a beautiful scenery of Pieniny National Park. The 9km long route runs from Červený kláštor (Red Monatery) up to the Lesnica village. The rafting takes 70 - 90 minutes.

Tourist routes:

Name of locality Altitude Total time Mark
Červený Kláštor 465 m 0:00 h červená trasa

Prístav pltí v ústí Lesníckeho potoka

 440 m 2:00 h modrá trasa


 492 m 2:30 h zelená trasa červená trasa


 889 m 3:30 h červená trasa

Sedlo nad Cerlou

 600 m 4:00 h červená trasa

Červený Kláštor

 465 m 4:30 h



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