St. Andrew Chapel - Hukvaldy castle / Kaple Sv. Ondreje - Hrad Hukvaldy (North Moravia)
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N 49° 37.236 E 018° 13.652
34U E 299758 N 5500140
Quick Description: Baroque Chapel of the St. Andrew (Kaple Sv. Ondreje), built in 1602 by Olomouc' bishop František Dittrichstein, is the best preserved structure of Hukvaldy Castle.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/20/2013 1:40:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMH4C1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Baroque Chapel of the St. Andrew (Kaple Sv. Ondreje), built in 1602 by Olomouc' bishop František Dittrichstein, is the best preserved structure of Hukvaldy Castle.

The chapel is only building of Hukvaldy castle, which was reconstructed during the 19th century, when was medieval castle abandoned and slowly fell to disrepair. The chapel, consecrated to the St. Andrew, the patron-saint of the region, is simple Baroque single-nave structure with a small sanctus tower. The front facade is decorated by statues of St. John of Nepomuk and St. Francis Xavier, above the entrance portal are coats of arms of two archbishops of Olomouc - František Kohn and Karel II Lichtenstein-Kastelkorn. Inside the chapel is Baroque altar with St. Andrew painting. The chapel has great accoustic, so often is used for concerts and another cultural events. The Chapel, an integral part of the castle complex, is together with St. Maximilian church in Hukvaldy administered by Roman Catholic parish in Rychaltice (Rímskokatolická farnost Rychaltice). Services are held here only occasionaly and irreguralry.

Type of Church: Chapel

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1602

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Ostrava-Opava

Address/Location:
Kaple Sv. Ondreje
Hrad Hukvaldy
Hukvaldy, Czech Republic
739 46


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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