Painting with the motif of death from the Královo Pole monastery
The ancient buildings of the former Carthusian monastery in Královo Pole hide many artistic treasures within their walls. The lavish monastery founded by the Moravian branch of the royal House of Luxembourg was one of the most important religious institutions in Moravia since the Middle Ages, which naturally influenced the selection of outstanding architects, painters, sculptors and artisans who worked on it. Although the monastery, dissolved by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, has not served its original purpose for 240 years, several remarkable testaments to its history remain. One of them is the scene of the Carthusian dance of death in one of the monastery hallways.