Belfry at Beheading of St. John' the Baptist Church / Zvonice u kostela Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele - Hostivar (Prague)
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N 50° 02.926 E 014° 31.457
33U E 465941 N 5544161
Quick Description: Despite simple design is wooden belfry at Beheading of St. John the Baptist Church (Zvonice u kostela Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele), one of the oldest bell towers in Bohemia, valuable architectonic monument of Prague' suburb district Hostivar.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/14/2015 10:40:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMNPJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

Despite simple design is wooden belfry at Beheading of St. John' the Baptist Church (Zvonice u kostela Stetí sv. Jana Krtitele), one of the oldest bell towers in Bohemia, valuable architectonic monument of Prague' suburb district Hostivar.

The belfry, a part of Beheading of St. John the Baptist Church Romanesque-Gothic complex, is exceptionally valuable structure with noteworthy construction. Belfry with square-ground plan, built probably in the 16th century, is wooden structure on brick bedding. Two older bells from 1823 and 1853, were confiscated during WWI. Currently is belfry equipped by two new bells (St. Wenceslaus and Our Lady) cast in 1957.

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


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 2

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

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