Basilica of the Virgin Mary and St. Wenceslas / Bazilika Panny Marie a Sv. Václava - Louka (Znojmo, South Moravia)
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N 48° 50.484 E 016° 03.436
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Quick Description: The Basilica of the Virgin Mary' Assumption and St. Wenceslas (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a Sv. Václava), a key structure of the former Premonstrate Abbey in Znojmo - Louka, can serve as an encyclopaedia of architectural styles...
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/28/2012 2:06:30 PM
Waymark Code: WME35W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

The Basilica of the Virgin Mary' Assumption and St. Wenceslas (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a Sv. Václava), a key structure of the former Premonstrate Abbey in Znojmo - Louka, can serve as an encyclopaedia of architectural styles.

The main church of the former Premonstrate Louka Abbey, once the biggest medieval domain of the Znojmo Region, is really a virtual encyclopaedia of architectural styles starting from the Romanesque up to the Baroque via High-Gothic and Renaissance. The Premonstrate order began to build the church in the start of the 13th century in Late Romanesque style. In the basements, crypt with impressive pillars, lower part of the walls and the eastern apse you can still find many elements of this architectural style. After heavy damage during Hussite wars (1425), the church was reconstructed in the Gothic style and lately the central nave was reshaped Renaissancely. The present exterior of the Basilica and also complex of the Abbey is Early-Baroque. The two western towers and the whole front of the Basilica, with statue of St. Wenceslas at the central top niche, have richly decorated Baroque face.

Type of Church: Basilica

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque (with Romanesque and Gothic core)

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Brno

Address/Location:
Bazilika Panny Marie a sv. Václava v Louce
Loucká ulice
Znojmo, Czech Republic
669 02


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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