Church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary / Kostel Zvestování Panny Marie - Olomouc (Central Moravia)
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N 49° 35.506 E 017° 15.244
33U E 662899 N 5495683
Quick Description: Inconspicuous but interesting - it is convent church of Annunciation of Virgin Mary (klášterní kostel Zvestování Panny Marie), a typical example of Capuchin architecture and one of rare pieces of Manneristic architecture in Olomouc.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 9:08:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMH024
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 41

Long Description:

Inconspicuous but interesting - it is convent Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (klášterní kostel Zvestování Panny Marie), a typical example of Capuchin architecture and one of rare pieces of Manneristic architecture in Olomouc.

Church of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary, located in the southeast corner of the Lower Square in Olomouc, is a convent church of the adjacent Capuchin monastery. The church was built by an unknown architect between 1655-1661 as a simple single nave structure with two side chapels and a rectangular presbytery. The church was one of the first religious buildings in the city constructed after the Swedish occupation of Olomouc (1642-1650). The church’s layout belongs to typical Capuchin structures of the Mannerism period, built by the Capuchin order mainly in northwestern Europe. The nave has a barrel vault with lunettes, side chapels are vaulted over with cross vaults. The simple main facade of the church with a high triangular gable is decorated by a mosaic depicting the scene of the Annunciation.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1615

Date of building construction: 1/1/1661

Dominant Architectural Style: Mannerism and Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Olomouc

Address/Location:
Kostel Zvěstování Panny Marie
Kapucínská 2
Olomouc, Czech Republic
779 00


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Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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