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Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore

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drpetr68 wrote a review Sep 2019
Vancouver, Canada386 contributions97 helpful votes
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This is an impressive pilgrimage site! Undergoing extensive and prolonged renovation. Already an UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Hana1973 wrote a review Sep 2018
Prague, Czech Republic24 contributions9 helpful votes
Interesting place with great past. Pleasure for architecture lovers. Although it might seem weird visit the next by cemetary.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Jane K wrote a review Sep 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom357 contributions132 helpful votes
This church is dominated by sacred geometry, which is explained on various cards on the pews when you do a tour. Unfortunately our tour was in Czech but an information sheet was provided. Look up the significance of the 5 stars (which appeared when John Nepomuk was martyred) which recur throughout the building and of the six pointed star which features in the design. I have never seen a church with cloisters this shape and was intrigued that, from being a place of pilgrimage it seems to have become a graveyard, and then all the graves were removed again and it became a place of pilgrimage again! The cloisters do not have the same feeling of spirituality which there is in the church, which is light and airy and full of gold and stars. I am now very intrigued by Santini as an architect and person and would like to visit more of his buildings. There were good information boards on the cloisters about the building and its history - in English as well as Czech. This pilgrimage church has a commanding position on its hill above the town, looking down on the castle, church and lake. Take your time climbing up there on a hot day. By the time you reach the top you will feel like a pilgrim.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Julie L wrote a review Aug 2018
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions7 helpful votes
It was a quiet day when we visited, which gave the area a beautifully haunting and eerie feel, like that of an abandoned graveyard. The walk up the hill was stunning: a lovely pond and from great views of the town from the top. The incoming thunderclouds were also a nice touch. The church itself is very unique, with elegant curves and a tasteful star-shaped motif. It is quite unlike any other church we've seen. We didn't go inside the church so cannot comment on that (it costs about 100czk per person), however the exterior is really worth visiting if you are in the area. From the train station, you can take Bus no.2 which stops directly outside the castle complex and the hill. It is only a short climb up the hill (steps or a separate path for wheelchairs).
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Jitka2506 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cobham, United Kingdom91 contributions19 helpful votes
The place itself is very interesting thanks to its layout. Definitely worth visiting if you are around, as it is listed on Unesco´s List of World Heritage.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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