Basilica of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary in Hejnice / Bazilika Navštívení Panny Marie v Hejnicích, Czech Republic
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N 50° 52.544 E 015° 10.947
33U E 512836 N 5636021
Quick Description: The Baroque Basilica of the Virgin Mary Visitation with beautifully decorated interior and the neighbouring Franciscan Monastery are situated in small town Hejnice, at the foot of northern slopes of Jizera Mts. in North Bohemia (Czech Republic).
Location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 1:47:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BV3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

The unusual Baroque Basilica of the Virgin Mary Visitation (In Czech: Bazilika Navštívení Panny Marie) with beautifully decorated interior and the neighbouring Franciscan Monastery are situated at the foot of northern slopes of Jizera Mountains. The history of this famous pilgrim place is written from 13th century, but Basilica itself was built on the place of old Gothic church in 1722–1729 by architect Thomas Haffenecker.

The Hejnice Basilica is a single-nave Baroque church with a groundplan of the Latin cross, with aisles. The main altar is decorated with a sculpture of Madonna from the 1380s. It is made of limewood and measures 39 centimeters. It is sometimes called "Mater Formosa". The Madonna holds baby Jesus in her left hand and an apple in her right hand.

Type of Church: Basilica

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Mater Formosa (Gothic statue of Madonna)

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Litoměřice

Address/Location:
Klášterní 1
Hejnice, North Bohemia Czech Republic
463 62


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

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