By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

St. Wenceslaus / Sv. Václav - Hostinec "Na Sladovne" (Velvary, Central Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 16.831 E 014° 14.181
33U E 445590 N 5570099
Quick Description: Depicted small polychromed statue of St. Wenceslaus (Sv. Václav) decorates front facade of historic malthouse in Royal Town Velvary, nowadays pub "Na Sladovne / At Malthouse".
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/22/2015 12:47:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMNR29
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

Depicted small polychromed statue of St. Wenceslaus (Sv. Václav) decorates front facade of historic malthouse in Royal Town Velvary, nowadays pub "Na Sladovne / At Malthouse".

Small statue, located in a facade niche covered by a glass cabinet, is work of unknown locat artist from the turn of the 19th century.


St. Wenceslaus (Sv. Václav), duke, martyr, and patron of Bohemia, born probably 903; died at Stará Boleslav, 28 September, 935.

His parents were Duke Vratislav (Wratislaw), a Christian, and Drahomíra, a heathen. He received a good Christian education from his grandmother (St. Ludmila). After the death of Vratislav, Drahomíra, acting as regent, opposed Christianity, and Wenceslaus, being urged by the people, took the reins of government. He placed his duchy under the protection of Germany, introduced German priests, and favoured the Latin rite instead of the old Slavic, which had gone into disuse in many places for want of priests. Wenceslaus had taken the vow of virginity and was known for his virtues. The Emperor Otto I conferred on him the regal dignity and title. For religious and national motives, and at the instigation of Drahomíra, Wenceslaus was murdered by his brother Boleslav. The body, hacked to pieces, was buried at the place of murder, but three years later Boleslav, having repented of his deed, ordered its translation to the Church of St. Vitus in Prague. The gathering of his relics is noted in the calendars on 27 June, their translation on 4 March; his feast is celebrated on 28 September.

Associated Religion(s): Roman Catholic

Statue Location: Pub "Na Sladovně / At Malthouse" in Pražská street in Velvary

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: unknown artist (ca 1800)

Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Statues of Religious Figures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.