Church of Archangel Michael / Kostel Sv. Michala (Znojmo - South Moravia)
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N 48° 51.492 E 016° 02.820
33U E 576796 N 5412221
Quick Description: Parish Church of Archangel Michael (Kostel Sv. Michala) is from the point of view of history and architectural heritage the second most important Roman-Catholic church of the historic regional centre of SW Moravia - town Znojmo...
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/9/2011 7:44:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMCT2D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:

Parish Church of Archangel Michael (Kostel Sv. Michala) is from the point of view of history and architectural heritage the second most important Roman-Catholic church of the historic regional centre of SW Moravia - town Znojmo.

Church of Archangel Michael is the second most important Roman Catholic church in Znojmo, just after St. Nicolas’s. Church was built in the 12th century for the settlers living in the neighbourhood of Znojmo Castle. The consecration St. Michael and also the location on the highest point of Znojmo seem to imply that this church might have replaced an ancient pagan occult place. The originally Romanesque structure was heavily damaged during Hussite wars in early-15th century, so it had to be built anew in Gothic style. In the 16th century Lutheran preachers got hold of it, when the church tower collapsed for the first time (1581). The ravaged church was took by the Jesuits in 1624 and subsequently rebuilt in the Baroque style. The church's belfry collapsed in 1642 for the second time and the new one was built separately from the church in 1694 and rebuilt in 1852.

The church is a part of the Roman-Catholic parish at St. Cross in Znojmo (Rímskokatolická farnost u kostela sv. Kríže).

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic and Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Brno

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Michala
Jezuitské náměstí
Znojmo, Czech Republic
66901


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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