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Kostel Sv. Jirí / Church of St. George - Velvary (Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 16.611 E 014° 14.165
33U E 445567 N 5569691
Quick Description: Cemetery Church of St. George (Kostel Sv. Jirí), valuable example of late Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia, is one of historic and cultural landmarks of Royal Town Velvary.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 4:22:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

Cemetery Church of St. George (Kostel Sv. Jirí), valuable example of late Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia, is one of historic and cultural landmarks of Royal Town Velvary.

Cemetery Church of St. George was built at expenses of Royal Town Velvary by Italian architect Santini Malvazione in 1613-1616. Single nave church, with distinct front facade decorated by four-etage volute gable and Mannerist stone entrance portal, represents unique evidence of Late-Renaissance architecture. Church's nave is covered by barrel vault with lunettes, accentuated by star pattern of stucco ribs of semicircular cross-section. Inside church is interesting three-branched Renaissance choir.

Church, which administratively is a filal church of Roman Catholic parish in Kralupy nad Vltavou, was last 50 years in very bad conditions and without religious use. It was finally purchased by town Velvary and nowadays is under complete reconstruction. In future, it will be used as a town' ceremonial and concert hall.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1613

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

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

Street address of Church:
Kostel Sv. Jiří
ulice Karla Krohna
Velvary, Czech Republic
273 24


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

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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

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

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