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“13th century three nave Basilica”

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and Saint Wenceslaus
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“13th century three nave Basilica”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

In Czech language: Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a svatého Václava. A 13th century three nave Basilica in different building styles: from Romanesque to Baroque, heavily damaged during the Hussite wars in 1425, restored and reconstructed in the 15th century. The construction started third quarter of 13th century in late Romanesque style (current remaining masonry on the ground floor and closure of the apse with a typical Romanesque frieze and ground floor of one of the Western towers. Underground crypt, located under the choir and parts of the nave, massive pillars with capitals. Hussites destroyed the entire Church in 1425, mid-15th century reconstruction: the choir in Gothic style was increased up to trce its previous size and supplemented with some chapels. In the renaissance period the main nave was considerably modified and second half 17th century again modified in early Baroque style (church facade with two towers and a statue of St. Wenceslas and side of the nave). Inits Interior one of the oldest Baroque organs in Moravia, a large wrought iron grille close the rood screen in the Northern nave and a unique Baroque carved bank for the monastic college. In 1742 the Church was visited by Prussian King Frederick II the Great.

Visited August 2012
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