Stará radnice / Old Town Hall (Litomerice - North Bohemia)
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Quick Description: The Renaissance Old Town Hall (Stará radnice), serving nowadays as a seat of Regional Museum, is concededly one of the most beautiful buildings in town Litomerice...
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 11:08:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMAYQZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Shebi Team
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Long Description:

The Renaissance Old Town Hall (Stará radnice), serving nowadays as a seat of Regional Museum, is concededly one of the most beautiful buildings in town Litomerice.

The Old Town Hall is originally Gothic structure, firstly recorded in the year 1397. After devastating fire it was during years 1537-1539 rebuilt in the Renaissance style. In the interior you can find several valuable architectonic and artistic elements - for example Renaissance stone console staircase or Assembly hall with wooden compartment ceiling and wooden wall-facing decorated by medaillons of Czech rulers and townspeople. On the outer building's buttress is stands a copy of the oldest outdoor sculpture in Litomerice, the statue of Roland. The original can be seen in the Museum exhibition. Two coats-of-arms are located in the arcade (Austraian empire and Litomerice. The building, rconstructed several times in the last four centuries, served as the Town Hall up to the year 1839. Nowadays it serves as a seat of the Regional Museum.

Date of origin:: 1537-1539 complete Renaissance rebuilding

Architect(s): unknown Czech architect called Master Paul (Mistr Pavel)

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

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

Type of building (structure): City hall, college, hospital or another building of public use

Address:
Oblastní muzeum v Litoměřicích Dlouhá 173 412 01 Litoměřice Czech Republic


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