Santini's art of building on the water or "Without water a building collapses".
Cistercian monastery in the valley of the Střela river that is one of the unique sights of the Pilsen Region. The monastery was founded in 1144 and magnificently rebuilt in the Baroque style by the architects Mathey and Santini. The convent building is built on water on 5100 oak piles, which reinforce the swampy ground there. The level of ground water is still maintained by a sophisticated water system.