Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího / Church of St. James the Greater - Frýdek-Místek (North Moravia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 40.562 E 018° 20.485
34U E 308200 N 5506005
Quick Description: Late-Renaissance Church of St. James the Greater (Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího), one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in Místek, is filial church of Místek Roman Catholic parish.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 1:34:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMKV6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 17

Long Description:

Late-Renaissance Church of St. James the Greater (Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího), one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in Místek, is filial church of Místek Roman Catholic parish.

St. James the Greater was built at the site of older, by fire (1602) devastated church of St. Nicolas, during years 1622-1644. The chapel of Virgin Mary of Lourdes was added to the right side of the church in 1666 and constitutes with its nave one, bigger inner space. Massive square bell tower was originally lower, the octagonal upper part with cupola was built after another fire in 1724. The interior of the church was regothized in the 19th century. Present Renaissance look of the church with Baroque and neo-Gothic elements is a result of many disasters and many reconstructions.

Date of origin:: 1622-1644

Architect(s): unknown Renaissance architect

Style: Late Renaissance (ca. 1580–1620)

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

Type of building (structure): Large religious building (church, monastery, synagogue...)

Address:
Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího Farní náměstí 738 02 Frýdek-Místek Czech Republic


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