Church of St. George / Kostel Sv. Jirí - Velvary (Central Bohemia)
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N 50° 16.611 E 014° 14.165
33U E 445567 N 5569691
Quick Description: Cemetery Church of St. George (Kostel Sv. Jirí), valuable example of late Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia, is one of historic and cultural landmarks of Royal Town Velvary.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/19/2015 3:48:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Cemetery Church of St. George (Kostel Sv. Jirí), valuable example of late Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia, is one of historic and cultural landmarks of Royal Town Velvary.

Cemetery Church of St. George was built at expenses of Royal Town Velvary by Italian architect Santini Malvazione in 1613-1616. Single nave church, with distinct front facade decorated by four-etage volute gable and Mannerist stone entrance portal, represents unique evidence of Late-Renaissance architecture. Church's nave is covered by barrel vault with lunettes, accentuated by star pattern of stucco ribs of semicircular cross-section. Inside church is interesting three-branched Renaissance choir.

Church, which administratively is a filal church of Roman Catholic parish in Kralupy nad Vltavou, was last 50 years in very bad conditions and without religious use. It was finally purchased by town Velvary and nowadays is under complete reconstruction. In future, it will be used as a town' ceremonial and concert hall.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Restored building not in use

Date of building construction: 1/1/1616

Dominant Architectural Style: Renaissance

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Prague

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Jiří
ulice Karla Krohna
Velvary, Czech Republic
273 24


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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