Religious Monuments

by Female Abroad

The monastery st Vyssi Brod with a rare Baroque library; the Church of St. Virgin Barbara; the patron of miners at Kutna Hora; the pilgrimage area at Zelena Hora near the town of Zdar nad Sazavou; the archbishops summer manor st Kromeriz

Just to mention just a few samples of architectural mastership located all round the country; the Catholic clergy and religious orders have been the richest investors in Bohemia since the Middle Ages. Monumental cathedrals as well as simple countryside churches, magnificent monasteries as well as humble chapels, pilgrimage sites, splendid residences with beautiful collections as well as a simple cross between two lime-trees in the midst of fields. Twelve centuries during which the political and social developments of the Czechlands have been accompanied by Christianity left their footmarks in the marvelous Czech landscape, in every town and village.

Worth Seeing

St Vitus Cathedral: Found at Prague Castle; the coronation and burial cathedral of Czech kings

Velehrad: The memorial site where the missionaries of Christianity Saints Cyril and Methodist lived

Svata Hora (Holy Hill): Near the town of Pribram; the most famous Marian pilgrimage site

Infant Jesus of Prague: The Baroque amorous figure in the Church of Infant Jesus of Prague

St. Hostyn: The pilgrimage hill with a church

Charnel house at Sedlac: The churchyard chapel decorated with human bones

Church of St. John of Nepomuk: Found in Zdar n.S.