Porta Coeli Convent

Splendid example of Gothic, collections of minerals & archeological objects.

Order Tour Code: C EE3
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

You can take a ride to the Middle Ages when you visit this museum which is situated in the area of White Monk monastery Porta coeli in the foothills of Bohemian - Moravian Highlands.
Jewel which crowns excellent work of Middle Ages sacral architecture is the portal of monasterial church. Premises of the museum impress with magic of traditional classical museum atmosphere.
In its expositions there is shown an evident enthusiasm of its founders up to now and their effort for accessing the heritage of the past. You can also find a collection of stuff attended to be used on various proposes here. In Autumn 1998 there was opened a new permanent exhibition drawn on rich museum mineralogical fund, in 1999 - when the museum reminds 70th year of its existence - was among others opened new permanent exhibition - "Burghers room".
In September 2004, a new permanent exposition called THE HISTORY AND PRESENT TIMES OF THE PORTA COELI MONASTERY was opened.

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Open all year around except Mondays (museum and monastery):
1st May - 30th September 9.00pm - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 5.00pm 1st October - 30th April 8.00am - 12.00pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes in front of close operating time. Last entry to the monastery is 60 minutes in front of close operating time.

History:
The Tisnov convent Porta Coeli was founded in 1233 by the Czech Queeen konstancie, daughter of the Hungarian King Bela III and widow of the Czech King Przemysl Otakar I, who was greatly supported, both materially and morally, by both her sons - the Czech King Wenceslas I and Moravian Margrave Przemysl.
A splendid example of a response to the northern French cathedral Gothic in a Central European environment is demonstrated by the famous western portal with its beautiful stone decoration in a style which apparently departs from the philosophy of Cistercian architecture. The portal´s exceptional and magnificient decoration appears to honour the royal origins of the founders, as well as the fact that the church became the final resting place for two of them. The whole portal is drawn up in keeping with the medieval symbolism of civitas dei - the community of God led by Jesus Christ as the highest ruler. The portal may just as well be interpreted as the reminder of the Last Jusgement in which the donors wish to secure for themselves , while their earthly acts are being judged, eternal salvation through the church´s construction.

It is open all over the year.
It is closed on Mondays.

It is 2,5 hours to drive to E

Trip:
1)Porta Coeli EE3 - 7 hour round trip
Trips combinations:
2)Porta Coeli EE3 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 8 hour round trip
3)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 - 8 hour round trip
4)Porta Coeli EE3 + Zleby castle E2 - 8 hour round trip
5)Porta Coeli EE3 + Glassworks Bohemia Podebrady&Osecek E3 – 8hour round trip
6)Porta Coeli EE3 + Litomysl EE4 – 9hour round trip
7)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 10 hour round trip
8)Porta Coeli EE3 + Artistic Glass Tour trip number EE1 - 10 hour round trip
9)Porta Coeli EE3 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 –10hour round trip
10)Porta Coeli EE3 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 10hour round trip
11)Porta Coeli EE3 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 11hour round trip
12)Porta Coeli EE3 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 – 12hour round trip
13)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 –12hour round trip
14)Porta Coeli EE3 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Zleby castle E2 – 12hour round trip
15)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 – 12hour round trip
16)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 – 12hour round trip
17)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Glassworks Bohemia Podebrady&Osecek E3 – 12hour round trip
18)Porta Coeli EE3 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 12hour round trip
19)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 - 12hour round trip
20)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 - 12hour round trip
21)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 12hour round trip
22)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Litomysl EE4 – 12hour round trip
23)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Cesky Sternberk SE2 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 13hour round trip
24)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Cesky Sternberk SE2 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 - 13hour round trip
25)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Bohemia Podebrady crystal factory E7 or Kasak Glassworks E3 - 13hour round trip
26)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 13hour round trip
27)Porta Coeli convent EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 13hour round trip
28)Porta Coeli EE3 + Pernstejn castle trip EE2 + Coloured Modern Glass Trip number EE1 + Glassworks Bohemia Podebrady E7 or Kasak Glassworks{E3} – 14hour round trip


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