Cyprian’s pharmacy and manufacture

The intention to revive Cyprian’s manufacture/pharmacy follows a legacy of one of the most prominent monastery’s friars – monk Cyprian. This project activity includes the cultivation and collection, but especially the processing of medicinal herbs and their use for the production of teas, soaps, ointments and tinctures, but also confectionery, perhaps according to the surviving recipes of friar Cyprian. The procedure will take place not only in the monastery (cultivation of medicinal plants and their processing) but will also be connected to the inhabitants of Zamagurie and Pieniny regions. The premises above the brewery will be restored for the Cyprian’s manufactory. Visitors will be able to buy medicinal herb products in contemporary Cyprian’s pharmacy forming part of the museum shop. New herb gardens will be planted inside the ruins of monks’ houses and the existing ones will be modified. New information panels will be installed to convey interesting facts about the garden herbs. Moreover, creative workshops provide space for visitors to make their own herbal tea or soap with a mixture of herbal scents. This and many other activities are scheduled for planned Monastic school.

Friar Cyprian: birth name František Ignác Jäschke (* July 28, 1724 Polkowice, Silesia, † 1775, Red Monastery) of the Camaldolese order inspired another upcoming activity: production based on medicinal herbs. Monk Cyprian was known as a generally educated traveller, folk healer, a collector, or even an engineer who excelled in medicine, pharmacy, alchemy, and botany. Thanks to all these gifts of his, he was sought after in the Red Monastery by people from far and wide. He sold them drugs and for the money earned, he set up a pharmacy development fund in the Red Monastery.

Časová os

  • Original state - former kitchen in the school in nature.

    Our demolition works started right here in May 2019.  Future “kitchen” will serve for preparation of different “meals”

  • Demolition of the ceiling

    Instead of starting from the bottom, we chose the ceiling…and continued with air-conditioning, and waste removal.

  • Removal of tiling.

    In the autumn, after the summer season, we carried on by removing the tiles from the walls.


  • Cleaned.

    In July 2020, we cleaned the entire area of the 1st floor, premises E and now, a company that won the tender, can come and start the renovation.



    Spring has finally arrived in the Red Monastery, so we were able to begin the planned modification and expansion of herb gardens within the ruins of the monk’s houses. The new soil, specially prepared and prepared for herbs, will expand the area under cultivation by several ares.