Belfry at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Church / Zvonice u kostela Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské - Velvary (Central Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 16.891 E 014° 14.076
33U E 445467 N 5570212
Quick Description: Depicted Renaissance timbered-stone belfry, hidden among houses behind the St. Catherine of Alexandria Church (kostel Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské), is less known but interesting piece of sacral architecture in Royal Town Velvary.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 4:42:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQKM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:

Depicted Renaissance timbered-stone belfry, hidden among houses behind the St. Catherine of Alexandria Church (kostel Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské), is less known but interesting piece of sacral architecture in Royal Town Velvary.

The belfry, situated north of St. Catherine Church, has massive and relatively high stone lower part constructed from sandstone ashlars (up to 1.7 m thick!). The timbered storey hides brace-type bell holding structure bearing bells from the 17th and 18th century. The height and massivenes of the belfry' stone part shows possible defensive function of this interesting tower. Today is completely surrounded by small pictoresque historic residential houses.

Belfry, erected probably in the end of the 16th century, was reconstructed in the end of the last century. Originally was equipped by nine bells, but majority of them was destroyed during the Thirty Years' War.

Address of Tower:
Zvonice u kostela svaté Kateřiny Alexandrijské
Pivovarská ulice
Velvary, Czech Republic
273 24


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 2

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

Rate tower:

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the tower taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this tower and any other interesting information you learned about it while there.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Bell Towers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.