Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tabor

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals

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Martin T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,495 contributions
Jul 2019
The Pilgrimage Church is well worth the walk through the woods and up the slope from Tabor. Don’t be put off by the locked door as you approach as the entry point is just a little further on via a gateway in the walled enclosure surrounding the Church. The site marks the place where local children saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. The Baroque church has been beautifully restored and sits in a small garden and is surrounded by small chapels built into the enclosing walls.
Written August 7, 2019
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic4,855 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We visited this lovely monastery in the evening after heavy rain. No one was there. It was very quiet there and through the beautiful windows you could see light and silhouette of working man (the interior was under renovation). It was so peaceful.
There is a nice garden and the passageways around the Church.
Written August 5, 2017
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada545 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This beautiful baroque style church has been around since the 1700s and I found it on a stormy night in Tabor. What a nice discovery as the church is located in a courtyard that is lined with nice passageways and the beautiful church in the centre. I spent maybe half an hour and was delighted with this place.
Written July 23, 2017
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Tom B
Nes Municipality, Norway93 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
Baroque style church and cloister from 1700. Very interesting place. And a place for contemplation. A nice walk from Tábor.
Written May 30, 2017
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Jo H
Naperville, IL132 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
The monastery chapel is a stunning example of opulence in contrast to the simple lines and quiet naves outside its walls. Don't miss an opportunity to hear the chapel's organ in action.
Written October 7, 2015
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Tomáš T
Prague, Czech Republic15 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Lovely place giving opportunity to contemplate,rich of recently renovated decoration of chapels and off course the church,where we had an ocassion to participate a messe.
Written May 31, 2015
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Roseann S
Prague, Czech Republic183 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
I'm really glad we made the short walk to this site. It shows how nice the area is and the buildings are amazing. We also strolled through the cemetery which is nice. Its easy to find - just follow the green trail.
Written August 18, 2014
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Carpentr
New Malden, UK179 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
The tourist map we were given had no 'green route' as described by others, but it was easy enough to find - and there were green markings on the path. Despite the tourist office seeming slightly worried that we would walk so far, it's only a 15-20 minute walk, though the 'way of the cross' up to the church is quite steep.

The grounds are lovely, with little chapels all around, with explanations in English. There is another set of stations of the cross, cast in metal, which the priest told us had been taken from his earlier church in Germany. The church itself is beautiful - my own personal highlight were the windows - quite modern (early 20th century) but very beautiful, but the altarpiece is pretty ornate and the ceiling above the high altar well worth seeing.

And a lovely quiet setting with views of Tabor across the valley.
Written August 14, 2013
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Vlado
Prague, Czech Republic36 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
A short hike, following the Green tourist line from Tabor, turned to be an amazing experience. Beautiful and peaceful place.
Written June 24, 2013
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MobileResident
Mobile,AL990 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
One of the highlights of the time that my wife and I spent in Tabor this past August was enjoying a great well marked walk(just go by the very helpful information center on the main square to get directions) starting from the city center that required a significant descent into the valley below. That descent puts you in Holecek Park(named for the famous writer) and from there you can go on an enjoyable walk up a fairly steep hill to visit this historic religious site. This magnificent Baroque edifice also is some times referred to as the Catholic Pilgrimage Church Klokoty as well as the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Monastery Church at Klokoty as noted above. I think this is the main reason that this site wasn't listed on TA until now.
Unlike many of the great churches that you can see in Europe this architectural gem remains in a relatively untouched countryside location but easily reached by foot or car. Anyone who has gone to the top of the Kotnov Tower in Tabor has likely seen but not recognized this church when they looked towards the hillsides northwest of the city center.
This church dates to around 1700 and the addition of cloisters,chapels, etc led to its distinctive "double cross" appearance.
The church, grounds & cemetery can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace depending on your particular interests.
Since both the church and monastery are active there will be restrictions on when you can visit based on services and other religious considerations so checking with the information center on the main square would be most advisable in my opinion since after visiting this wonderful complex I couldn't find a web site that was solely devoted to this site.
I will add a number of photos I took at a later date because I am having trouble uploading them today
Written November 28, 2012
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