Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady / Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie (Brno - South Moravia)
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N 49° 11.502 E 016° 35.665
33U E 616169 N 5449990
Quick Description: Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie), the crucial part of the former Cistercian monastery, is one of the most important Gothic monuments of Brno and also one of its eminent Catholic churches...
Location: Jihomoravský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 8:45:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMEBM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady (Bazilika Nanebevzetí Panny Marie), the crucial part of the former Cistercian monastery (nowadays Augustinian Abbey of St. Thomas), is one of the most important Gothic monuments of Brno and also one of its eminent Catholic churches.

Construction of the entire Basilica (started in ca 1324) is Gothic, built from unplastered bricks combined with the usual Gothic building element - stone, which was here used only very sparingly. The inspiration for the church was probably in the Rhineland (Cologne), Hessen or Silesia. The church's structure is interesting especially thanks to its cross-shape design based on mutually perpendicular intersection of two naves creating the cross. Later Baroque reconstruction by Moritz Grimm was in a majority focused only to interior, to the altars and the pulpit, so the almost pure Gothic church's appearance maintained. The basilica's interior, which was extensively renovated in 2000, ís characterized by color-decorated walls and numerous murals depicting the Saints.

Type of Church: Basilica

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Old Brno Madonna (Our Lady of St. Thomas – Icon of the City of Brno)

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Brno

Address/Location:
Augustiniánské opatství na Starém Brně
Mendlovo nám. 1
Brno, Czech Republic
603 00


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

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