Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele a Sv. Jana Evangelisty / Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (Brno - South Moravia)
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N 49° 11.654 E 016° 36.656
33U E 617366 N 5450296
Quick Description: The Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele a Sv. Jana Evangelisty), is not only one of the key examples of the sacral Baroque architecture in Brno, but also the main church of Minorites in town.
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/22/2011 1:17:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMBH95
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

The Church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele a Sv. Jana Evangelisty), is not only one of the key examples of the sacral Baroque architecture in Brno, but also the main church of Minorites (Franciscan Order) in town.

The first reports about the church of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist (Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele a Sv. Jana Evangelisty), often called "kostel svatých Janu" (Church of Ss. Johns), we have from 13th century, when it was a part of Fransciscan monastery.

This Gothic three-aisle monastery church, consecrated in 1257 by bishop Bruno of Schauenburg, was during centuries rebuilt several times, but its principal Baroque reshaping comes from 18th century. This grandiose reconstruction is a work of main architect of Brno Baroque era - Moritz Grimm. In the first stage (1722) was rebuilt presbytery, which was newly vaulted and later, in the second stage (1729–1733) was completely reshaped the main nave - the colums of both side naves were pulled down, so nowadyads is the church a single-nave structure. The original Gothic vault was replaced by a Baroque one, the enclosure walls were reinforced, the nave was prolonged about one vault field and church was equipped by a new dynamic Baroque forefront.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1257

Date of building construction: 1/1/1722

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Loretto of Brno

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Brno

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Jana Krtitele a Sv. Jana Evangelisty
Minoritská 1
Brno, Czech Republic
602 00


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