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Kostel Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele / Beheading of St. John' the Baptist Church - Hostivar (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 02.941 E 014° 31.468
33U E 465954 N 5544188
Quick Description: Despite austere look is Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Kostel Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele), parish church of Hostivar Roman Catholic parish, one of the oldest sacral structures in Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/14/2015 9:27:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMNPJQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

Despite austere look is Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Kostel Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele), parish church of Hostivar Roman Catholic parish, one of the oldest sacral structures in Prague.

The exact age of the church is unknown (first written records are from 1352), but thanks to architectural elements and many indirect proofs we assume that it was constructed in the first half of the 13th century by Sazava monastery (ca 1230). Core of the church is early-Gothic (nave) and Romanesque (apse enclosed by conch), current external design is a result of Classicist reshaping on the turn of the 19th century.

Church of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist has rectangular ground plan (17.80 × 9.20 m; wall thick 120 cm) and its only nave is finished by semicircular apse (external diameter 7.10 m). Nave is vaulted by flat ceiling, apse by conch (semi-dome). In the western part of the church is choir. Nave is illuminated by three windows in the northern, and four windows in the southern wall, respectively. Apse is equipped by one small loophole Romanesque window. In the northern wall is by a Renaissance tombstone immured sandstone Gothic entrance portal. Small vestry and hall were added later, probably in the 18th century. Apse conch is decorated by beautiful valuable early Gothic frescoes from the 13th century depicting God-Father on the throne in mandorla and many other Christian symbols...

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1230

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Roman Catholic

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 6:00 PM

Street address of Church:
Kostel Stětí sv. Jana Křtitele
Domkářská ulice 1
Prague 10 - Hostivař, Czech Republic
100 00


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Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

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