Tuesday, October 22, 2013

St John of Nepomuk - CZECH REPUBLIC - UNESCO #690

The second card I've got from Ondřej shows a peculiar little church devoted to one of the Czech national saints, St John of Nepomuk (patron against calumnies and a protector from floods), a major pilgrimage site in Zelená Hora, near the town of Ždár. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #690 - Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk - CZECH REP
 
This pilgrimage church, built in honour of St John of Nepomuk, stands at Zelená Hora, not far from Ždár nad Sázavou in Moravia. Constructed at the beginning of the 18th century on a star-shaped plan, it is the most unusual work by the great architect Jan Blazej Santini, whose highly original style falls between neo-Gothic and Baroque.
 
 
 

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