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St. John of Nepomuk / Sv. Jan Nepomucký - Velvary (Central Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 16.630 E 014° 14.206
33U E 445616 N 5569727
Quick Description: Depicted baroque statue of the Czech patron saint St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) You can find in the street close to the municipal cemetery in Royal Town Velvary.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 11:09:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQF9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Depicted baroque statue of the Czech patron saint St. John of Nepomuk (Sv. Jan Nepomucký) You can find close to the municipal cemetery in Royal Town Velvary.

Almost 2 meters tall saint's statue, work of unknown baroque artist, stands on tiered pedestal. Statue, renovated twice (1854 and 1994) was financed by Anna and Václav Hrubý in 1730. Statue is on the List of the immovable cultural monuments of the Czech Republic.

John of Nepomuk (1345–1393) is a national saint of the Czech Republic, who was drowned in the Vltava river at the behest of Wenceslaus, King of the Romans and King of Bohemia. Later accounts state that he was the confessor of the queen of Bohemia and refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. On the basis of this account, John of Nepomuk is considered the first martyr of the Seal of the Confessional, a patron against calumnies and, because of the manner of his death, a protector from floods.

The statue of St. John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with a halo of five stars, commemorating the stars that hovered over the Vltava River on the night of his murder. Other attributes useful to identify his pictures are: a priestly dress, the palm of martyrs, carrying a cross, an angel indicating silence by a finger over the lips. A statue of Saint John of Nepomuk has often been erected on bridges in many countries, such as on the Ponte Milvio in Rome.

[excerpted from Wikipedia]

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: ulice Karla Krohna / Karel Krohn Street (Velvary)

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown Baroque sculptor (1730)

Website: [Web Link]

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