Kostel Povýšení Sv. Kríže / Church of the Elevation of Holy Cross - Teplice (North Bohemia)
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N 50° 38.247 E 013° 49.574
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Quick Description: Church of the Elevation of Holy Cross (Kostel Povýšení Sv. Kríže), nowadays belonging the the Orthodox community in Teplice, is the oldest preserved ecclesiastic buildingn in this North Bohemian spa town.
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/6/2014 5:01:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMMM15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Church of the Elevation of Holy Cross (Kostel Povýšení Sv. Kríže), nowadays belonging the the Orthodox community in Teplice, is the oldest preserved ecclesiastic buildingn in this North Bohemian spa town.

Church of the Elevation of Holy Cross, the older of the two churches located in Zámecké námestí (Chateau Square), is a neo-Gothic structure directly connected to the Teplice Chateau. Although it received its current appearance in the end of the 18th century, the original late-Gothic church had been built earlier, in 1549-1568, by the Teplice demesne owner Volf of Vresovice. For the construction of the tower were used ashlar stones from Romanesque basilica of abolished Teplice convent. The tomb of Lords of Vresovice You can find in the church's crypt. In the 17th century, the newly-added St. Anthony's Chapel extended the building towards the square. The church was completely reshaped in 1799 in neo-Gothic style and became one of the first examples of "Romantic-Gothic" architecture in Czech lands. Since 1950, this originally Protestant and later Roman Catholic church has served as an Orthodox Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The church interior may be seen only on Sundays during regular services. Their schedule is placed on the church notice-board.

Type of Orthodox Church: Eastern

Type of Building: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1549

Diocese: Prague

Archdiocese: Prague

Address:
Kostel Povýšení Sv. Kříže
Zámecké náměstí 517/14
Teplice, Czech Republic
415 01


Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Icons, Reliefs, art, etc.: Not listed

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