Church of St. James / Chrám Sv. Jakuba (Kutná Hora - Central Bohemia)
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N 49° 56.891 E 015° 16.040
33U E 519179 N 5532903
Quick Description: Archdeacon's church of St. James (Chrám Sv. Jakuba) in Kutná Hora is a typical example of representative Middle-European Gothic municipal.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/12/2011 4:03:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMAQ9W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:

Archdeacon's church of St. James (Chrám Sv. Jakuba) in Kutná Hora is a typical example of representative Middle-European Gothic municipal church. The church, normally the main Catholic "in-service" church in the town, is under reconstruction of interior, so worships are served in another town's churches...

You can not miss the Church of St. James in Kutná Hora. It was built on a higher place and its dominance is even magnified by its 85 metres high tower. Originally it had to have two towers, but this idea was abandoned because of not suitable terrain. It is a pity, Kutná Hora could have been second Pisa.

Building was constructed (its construction started in 1330) on the costs of local mining enterpreneurs and it was finished in 1420, just to be burned down by Hussites and wait 40 years for reconstruction. Every hour a guard from Jacobian tower cried out: "Dear God, please protect Kutná Hora." Today, only tower bells remind this custom.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1330

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Hradec Králové

Address/Location:
Palackého náměstí 88
Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
284 01


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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