St. Bartholomew's Church - Pardubice, Czech Republic
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N 50° 02.325 E 015° 46.622
33U E 555642 N 5543228
Quick Description: The nice church built in the late Gothic style between 1507-14 with the uncommon Renaissance portal.
Location: Pardubický kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 2/7/2010 1:57:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM86DP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 153

Long Description:
The place where St. Bartholomew church stands today is still officially considered as a place where the first church of St. Bartholomew with Cyriacs monastery stood. This fact is mentioned in Pope Boniface VIII bulla from 1295, but there is no mention about a real place, where these buildings stood. The recent archeological findings doubt this theory.
Only sure thing is that the construction of the new church of St. Batholomew started at 1507, when Lord Vilem of Pernstejn decided to build the church as “a tomb for his family”. The new construction of the late Gothic church was to serve as a temple for the monastery of the Minorites’ order, which Vilém of Pernštejn had founded in Pardubice before 1514, and also as a burial ground for the Czech branch of the Lords of Pernštejn family. In 1532 St. Bartholomew’s church definitively assumed the role of the main parish church, and its burial function was also preserved. Up to this day a big sandstone tomb covered with a marble gravestone with a life size figure of Vojtech of Pernštejn (+1534) dominates to presbytery of the church.
In 1912, the construction obtained a richly decorated annex on the western side completed by the architect Dvorak. The original preserved layout and painting decoration rank this church among unique evidence of how churches looked in the 16th century. Next to the church stands bellfry, which in 1930 replaced the old one, which stood here at least from 1532.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: late Gothic

Archdiocese: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague

Diocese: Catholic Church Diocese of Hradec Králové

Address/Location:
náměstí Republiky
Pardubice, Czech Republic


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Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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