In the late 1740s the old fortified monastery at Jasov was demolished and completely rebuilt in the Late Baroque style according to a design by Viennese architect F A Pilgram. The impressively compact structure created during this period may still be seen today and comprises monastery buildings with two extensive courtyards, symmetrically laid out around a centrally-situated church with two towers. Particularly noteworthy are the lavishly ornamented interior of the monastic church and the dome of the monastery library, both richly decorated with frescos by J L Kracker and statues by J A Krauss.
In the vicinity of the monastery, there is a well preserved Baroque monastery garden of a rectangular shape, which is in the style of French gardens. Along its two longer sides it is bordered by wall-shaped hornbeam trees, reaching nearly the height of 4.5 m, planted in the second half of the18th century. The park is divided into six parts; the first four have an ornamental disposition of low hedges of Common Boxwood. The remaining two parts were changed into a natural landscape park in the 19th century, and several exotic species from all around the world can be found there. The subtle garden architecture used to include a horizontal sundial; although nowadays this feature is almost defunct.
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