The Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary - Turnov, Czech republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marfik
N 50° 35.213 E 015° 09.571
33U E 511292 N 5603898
Quick Description: The Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary belongs to the largest Neogothic cathedral buildings in central Europe. It was built as one of the first churches of this style in Bohemia. Its unfinished tower is a characteristic landmark of the town.
Location: Liberecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/31/2010 2:40:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMADD0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 92

Long Description:
The Neo-Gothic church is situated in the location where the Vartemberks, most likely Havel of Lemberk and his wife Zdislava established a Dominican convent with a large church consecrated tothe Virgin Mary in the late 13th century. However, this original cathedral had burned out several times and it had to be pulled down at the beginning of the 19th century because of its bad condition. The temple was then replaced by one of the earliest Neo-Gothic churches in Bohemia built in 1825-53. Its peculiar features include the never completed tower of the church.

This monumental Neogothic three-naved basilica was sacred to Birth of Virgin Mary. The interior is Neogothic as well. There is a churchyard bound to the cathedral.

During the summer holidays in July and August every Monday are usually held the tours of Turnov churches for tourists.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Neo-Gothic

Diocese: Litoměřice

Address/Location:
Mariánské náměstí
Turnov, Czech Republic
511 01


Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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