Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore

Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore, Zdar nad Sazavou

Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore

Poutni Kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckeho Na Zelene Hore
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drpetr68
Vancouver, Canada392 contributions
Will be 5 stars once Reno’s finished
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is an impressive pilgrimage site!
Undergoing extensive and prolonged renovation. Already an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Written September 22, 2019
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Hana1973
Prague, Czech Republic24 contributions
UNESCO site worth visiting.
Sep 2018 • Friends
Interesting place with great past. Pleasure for architecture lovers. Although it might seem weird visit the next by cemetary.
Written September 18, 2018
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Jane K
Cambridge, UK350 contributions
A unique and fascinating church
Aug 2018 • Friends
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.
Written September 7, 2018
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Julie L
Melbourne, Australia28 contributions
Unique and atmospheric
Aug 2018 • Couples
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).
Written August 24, 2018
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Jitka2506
Cobham, United Kingdom91 contributions
Beautiful views, interesting interiors
May 2018 • Couples
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.
Written June 17, 2018
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Chapter15
Charing, UK225 contributions
Unesco World Heritage site featuring unique architecture. A must see if you are in the area
Aug 2017 • Couples
Our Czech friends took us to see this unique church, which is surrounded by an outer wall in which are 5 gates and 5 chapels. To really appreciate the design you really need to see it from the air, but of course that is not really possible. The place had a fantastic atmosphere and we really enjoyed the visit. You have to have a guided tour which is understandable - except of course if you don't speak Czech, it is not understandable...the guide went on for a LONG time only in Czech, so we were left standing like dummies as he rattled on. But it is a lovely place, do visit. Nearby there is a scaled down version of the Charles Bridge in Prague
Written August 14, 2017
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frgad3c
Geneve122 contributions
A must see
Aug 2017
If you are in the region, plane 2-3h to visit first the interactive museum located at the castle in Zdar and then walk to the church. We did the guided tour in Czech which was enlightening
: cabale, mathematics and symbolic explanations included.
Written August 11, 2017
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Ed E
Fresno, CA34 contributions
Beautiful and interesting
Jul 2017 • Family
The architecture alone is wonderful. A must see in the area. A UNESCORTED heritage site! Make sure you get an English brochure or you won't understand it!
Written July 12, 2017
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Shlomo F
Tel Aviv, Israel134 contributions
Very interesting architecture but the site is negected
Jun 2017 • Couples
From far the church looks fantastic
The archetrcturr of this site is unique
But when you get closer you see the sympthoms of neglection
The paint is gone in many places and there are many stains on the walls it a pity that such important place is so neglected
Written June 13, 2017
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Kristina F
Bratislava, Slovakia196 contributions
Unique baroque church
May 2017 • Friends
One of the 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites in easy reach from Jihlava and my absolute favorite. Beautifully restored baroque church with unique design by Santini on a hill-top in Zdar nad Sazavou. Take the guided tour (run few times a day) to learn about the symbols used during construction and the history of the church and its patrons!
Written May 25, 2017
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