Church of St. Catherine / Kostel Sv. Kateriny - Olomouc (Central Moravia)
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N 49° 35.434 E 017° 15.229
33U E 662885 N 5495549
Quick Description: The filial Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria (filiální Kostel Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské), belonging to the Roman Catholic parish at St. Michael in Olomouc, is one of the oldest and most extraordinary Gothic buildings in Olomouc.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/30/2013 8:20:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMH01Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 36

Long Description:

The filial Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria (filiální Kostel Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské), belonging to the Roman Catholic parish at St. Michael in Olomouc, is one of the oldest and most extraordinary Gothic buildings in Olomouc.

Church of St. Catherine, a single-nave Gothic structure with a flat coer and storied gallery, was founded for the Dominican order in Olomouc in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century. The church building was altered twice in the 14th century. The choir of the church is arched with a five-part Gothic ribbed vault. The Baroque vault of the nave was created after a fire in the year 1709. A side chapel was then added to the southern church's wall. The adjacent Dominican nunnery is first mentioned in the year 1287. The nunnery was abolished in 1784 by the Josephine reforms, and later was used by sisters of the Ursuline order. They were moved into the rebuilt Baroque monastery from the Olomouc - Belidla.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic and Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Olomouc

Address/Location:
filiální Kostel Sv. Kateriny Alexandrijské
Kateřinská 10
Olomouc, Czech Republic
772 00


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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