Church of St. Mary Magdalene

Church of St. Mary Magdalene

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Located on a hill overlooking the region's hottest spring, this church features an 18th century deanery.
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,082 contributions
Jul 2020
This beautiful baroque church was situated on the hill over the Hot Spring Colonnade, so there was a nice view of part Karlovy Vary from there. The entrance to the church was open, but then there was a lattice, so you could not go in and you could only see the interior from the door.

It is possible to take a tour with a guide to the church crypt. You can buy tickets to this tour in the Hot Spring Colonnade hall.
Written July 23, 2020
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Jim W
Schonaich, Germany2,497 contributions
Jan 2022
Sadly, we were only able to see briefly inside the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. However, I have been informed that there is a way to buy tickets to see inside the crypt. My wife and I were merely on a stroll hitting all the hot springs. We found this church situated on the hill overlooking the Hot Spring Colonnade and near the Market Colonnade. The views anywhere on this main street are gorgeous. While not as ornate as the orthodox church, it is still worth the ten minutes to look inside.
Written March 13, 2022
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Sirin S
Kyrenia, Cyprus174 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a small church which was constructed by Lanac Diezenhofer. We were luck on our visit to have the opportunity to listen to a concert.
Written March 30, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Dec 2019
Nothing special church 1. It is near the city center of Karlovy Vary, you can go there if you have time. 2. But really nothing special, the architecture style is not exceptional, the interior is not outstanding. It is just an ordinary church.
Written February 9, 2020
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Dmitry K
Rollesby, UK9 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Fantastic, professional organ and voice concert Ave Maria. Good selection of works to listen. Church does not have heating but we were offered fleece blankets.
Written March 25, 2014
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Markus Erwin E
Port, Switzerland29 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
This marvelous church a important part in Carlsbad's (Karlovy Vary's) soul, in the heart of the city. Located on a little hill like nearly every holy place, St. Mary Magdalena plays an important role in the life of the city since the XVIII century. Build in the baroque style, it was the place of all great moments happen here since then. The mystical athmosphere, the design, a classical concert, and of course a holy mess in it, these are some heavy reasons to visit St. Mary. Never I've encountred somebody who wasn't enchanted.
Important to know is also that: please choose your time of visit in according with an "official" reason, like this you'll be sure to find the church open. Like for all churches in Czech Republic, there is only a little part next to the main gate permanently open for the public when there is no activity. Don't forget that officially 70% of Czech population is atheist. This is a heritage of more than 40 years communism, this fact is regularly subject of discussions between the Vatican and the Czech State.
The best way to enjoy St. Mary Magdalena, is maybe to buy a entry ticket to one concert takes place in it regularly. If you have the possibility, try also to assist at the sunday mess during the weekend of the "Meeting of the European Nobility" held in Karlovy Vary every year in spring, usualy one week before the official opening of the spa season. I can ensure you, you'll feel Carlsbad one hundred years ago...!
Written November 23, 2013
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Alan B
Newport, UK1,126 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Stunning church with an amazing interior - photographs banned unfortunately. Holds regular "Ave Maria" concerts with fabulous sopranos and organists etc. Well worth attending.
Written July 11, 2018
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AndersUA
Odessa, Ukraine1,533 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Beautiful church. Visible from different areas, looks fantastic. Located at the base of nice street gong uphill
Written May 6, 2018
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Phil G
Kitchener, Canada671 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
You can't miss this beautiful church when in Karlovy Vary. Simply beautiful from outside and inside. They have organ recitals there - something worth attending
Written December 10, 2017
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Yulia K
Israel35 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
It was something breathtaking. “Ave Maria”, a talk between human and God. Young Czech soprano singer and organist were playing and singing for one hour. It was outstanding. Especially in this beautiful church. We really enjoyed it!
Written October 12, 2017
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