Vež pri kostele Sv. Vavrince / Tower at Church of St. Lawrence (Dacice - South Bohemia)
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N 49° 04.799 E 015° 26.067
33U E 531725 N 5436438
Quick Description: Tower at Church of St. Lawrence (Vež pri kostele Sv. Vavrince), a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, is the key landmark of picturesque historic town Dacice...
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/12/2010 2:43:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM8K4N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shebi Team
Views: 113

Long Description:

Tower at Church of St. Lawrence (Vež pri kostele Sv. Vavrince), a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, is the key landmark of picturesque historic town Dacice...

The grandiose seven-storey tower (51 m high) with beautiful gallery, serving as the belfry of the Church of St. Lawrence, is an example of the Renaissance architecture imported from Northern Italy. Tower, built in 1586-1592, is a work of the architect Francesco Garof de Bissone, whose gravestone was recently found in the tower's alcove. The tower is decorated with typical sgraffito imitating brickwork from stone blocks and remarkable broadstone with the CoA of the Krajír noble family. This broadstone is bearing inscription (in Czech verses) describing the the tower's foundation and construction and also inscription with the names of members of the town council. The stone is also embossed with the town's CoA from 1592. It is possible to climb up the tower during the main tourist season.

Date of origin:: 1586-1592

Architect(s): Francesco Garof de Bissone

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Bellfry

Address:
Renesanční věž kostela sv. Vavřince Göthova 3 380 01 Dačice Czech Republic


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