Cinematic 4K. Historical monument on a high rocky mountain. Aerial cliff, steep, precipice, castle. A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple. Forest, valley, snow, winter. Monasteries building housing only one senior, two or three junior monks or nuns, to vast complexes and estates housing tens or hundreds. Sumela Trabzon. A historic monastery complex typically comprises a number of buildings which include a church, dormitory, cloister, refectory, library, balneary and infirmary.