Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria, Prague

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  • Nice temple with vezickou and the monastery. Part of the construction is also a very nice garden with lavickami. Nice decoration of the temples. Quite a trip.
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  • My next novomestskim sacral "opening" became the Catholic Church of St. Catherine (Kostel sv. Kateřiny Alexandrijské), located in obnesjonnom high enough wall courtyard located on the street-Katerinskoj (Kateřinská). I'm not strong in sacred architecture, but I agree with the view of some experts, who claimed that the church tower, vzmetnuvshaja its sharp steeple in the blue sky on a Prague 51.3 meters, is a Visual dominant of this part of the new site. According to the researchers, this sacred building was laid in the year 1355 almost on the personal orders of Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia, Charles IV and consecrated in honour of particularly revered crowned martyr Catherine Of Alexandria. Next to the Church was the monastery of avgustinok, and from 1568 onwards-monastery of the same order. In 1718-1730, the site of this ancient temple was built a new Church in Baroque style on draft Christopher Dincengofera (rebuilt later on a draft of the second representative of this famous architectural family-Kilian Ignaz). From old buildings, in the end, all these disturbances, there was only the original tower, as conceived by the architects ultimately connected with the façade of the building. In the end ...
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  • From the original gothic building, which together with the Monastery founded by Emperor Charles IV roku1354. a slender octagonal tower. A private sanctuary is Baroque, built between 1737-41. The Church is considered one of the most beautiful works of the Prague high and late Baroque. From December 2012 has a Church under the control of the Orthodox Church.
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