Kaple sv. Barbory / St. Barbara Chapel - Hradcany (Prague)
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N 50° 05.307 E 014° 23.554
33U E 456547 N 5548641
Quick Description: Depicted Baroque chapel, work of architect František Maxmilián Kanka, is located in Loretánská street in Prgaue' district Hradcany.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/14/2014 11:59:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMMWCG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:

Depicted Baroque chapel, work of architect František Maxmilián Kanka, is located in Loretánská street in Prgaue' district Hradcany.

This small alcove chapel was built at expenses of Štepán Count Kinský (his coat of arms decorates the chapel tympanum) in 1725–1730. Count Kinský was inspired by local legend: At this site were in 1512 staked two burglars, brothers (family name Chlévec), and one of them escaped from the stake. He crawled up to nearby St. Benedict Church and asked for confession before he died. Chronicler Václav Hájek of Libocany adapted this legend: Burglar prayed to St. Barbara before his death and eventually was redeemed thanks to her intercession. The legend is depicted inside chapel' alcove in beautiful fresco painted by a prominent Czech Baroque artist Václav Vavrinec Reiner. The chapel was reconstructed in 1858.

Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Small religious objects (waychapels and columns of the crucification)

Date of origin:: 1725-1730

Architect(s): František Maxmilián Kaňka

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

Address:
Kaple sv. Barbory Loretánská ulice 110 00 Praha 1 - Hradčany Czech Republic


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