Zvonice kostela Sv. Jana Nepomuckého / Belfry of Church of St. John of Nepomuk - Košíre (Prague)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 04.135 E 014° 21.978
33U E 454649 N 5546485
Quick Description: Slender 50 high tower with open belfry is from a far visible dominant feature of the Church of St. John of Nepomuk (kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) in Prague' district Košíre...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 12:41:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMNPWG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:

Slender 50 high tower with open belfry is from a far visible dominant feature of the Church of St. John of Nepomuk (kostel Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) in Prague' district Košíre. The tower, equipped by a wooden staircase leading up to the top of the tower, is crowned with an open belfry with three bells in the shape of the letter "U" turned up side down. The very top of the tower carries the cross.

Monumental Church of St. John of Nepomuk, parish church of Roman Catholic parish in Prague district Košíre, belongs among the most valuable and interesting Functionalist structures in Prague.

The former village Košíre was absorbed by the Capital City of Prague on 1st of January 1922. The area of Košíre expanded in the period between the two world wars. The catechist P. Snížek together with others therefore established the "Association for the new church in Horní Košíre". The ambitious plan came to light in 1934 at the time of father Václav Chlumský. A suitable estate had been purchased and architect Jaroslav Cermák (1901-1990) had been entrusted with the project for the church. Cermák proposed an apparently rigorous solution of a single-aisle central area, which was however very original and impressive. After this project was approved by the respective authorities the Association started the church construction despite the start of the WWII. The construction was carried out in 1940-1942 even though the works were not completed exactly according to the plan. The church was consecrated in honour of Czech national saint St. John of Nepomuk on May 17, 1942.

Address of Tower:
Kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckého
Nepomucká ulice
Praha 5 - Košíře, Czech Republic
150 00


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 3

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

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