Monastery (ar_monastery) is an official Arms Race map in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.


Monastery is a large, open-spaced an Arms Race map added as part of the October 1, 2012 update. It features the GSG-9 as the Counter-Terrorists, and the Balkans as the Terrorists.


  • This map is not available in Perfect World version of Counter-Strike Global Offensive (possibly due to the map taking place in Tibet)[1].
  • This is the only Arms Race map without an achievement for winning five matches.


  • Judging from the details of the map, it is likely this map's namesake is based off the real-life Potala Palace in Tibet or some other monastery in the Himalayan mountains.


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