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Vranov "Paulan" Monastery
Czech Republic

The countryside around Brno hides many treasures. This one is accessible with local city transport though. A very nice place to visit, if you have the chance.

The Paulan monastery was founded in the 13th century and is located in a region also known as the "Moravian Switzerland".

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Tags: monastery; vranov; brno; morava; moravia; pilgrimage; church; religion; christianity; christian; god; pray; nature; trip; sightseeing
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