Baroque portal of the St. John of Nepomuk Chapel / Barokni portál kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého - Prague Castle (Prague)
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Quick Description: Depicted Baroque portal is the key architectural element of front facade of the St. John of Nepomuk Chapel (kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) at St. George Basilica (Bazilika Sv. Jirí) in Prague Castle.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 12:19:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMNK47
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:

Depicted Baroque portal with wooden door, decorated by statues of St. John of Nepomuk with angels, is the key architectural element of front facade of the St. John of Nepomuk Chapel (kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) at St. George Basilica (Bazilika Sv. Jirí) in Prague Castle.

The simple Baroque chapel of rectangular ground plan was designed by one of leading architects of Baroque Bohemia František Maxmilián Kanka and built by the St. Vitus Chapter' master builder Filip Spannbrucker. The construction works were funded by Chapter's dean Jan Ludvík Steyer. The foundation-stone was laid on June 11, 1717 and the chapel was consecrated by St. Vitus canon Jan Rudolf Špork on May 10, 1722. The main fresco in chapel' dome represents glorification of St. John of Nepomuk. The front facade is decorated by portal with statues of St. John of Nepomuk and angels by anther master of Baroque art in Bohemia - Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff.

Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Other

Address or physical location:
Kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého Bazilika Sv. Jiří Jiřské náměstí 118 00 Praha 1 - Pražský hrad Czech Republic


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