Church of Our Lady of the Snow / Kostel Panny Marie Snežné - Olomouc (Central Moravia)
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N 49° 35.750 E 017° 15.387
33U E 663058 N 5496140
Quick Description: Monumental Baroque Church of Our Lady of the Snow (Kostel Panny Marie Snežné), originally built for Jesuits College in Olomouc, nowadays serves as university church of Palacký University in the frame of newly estabilished Academic parish of Olomouc.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/5/2013 11:55:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMH160
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Monumental Baroque Church of Our Lady of the Snow (Kostel Panny Marie Snežné), originally built for Jesuits College in Olomouc, nowadays serves as university church of Palacký University in the frame of newly estabilished Academic parish of Olomouc. Church, thanks its great accoustic and supreme organ, is often used for concerts and University cultural and social events.

Church of Our Lady of the Snow is a single-nave Baroque structure which the ground plan was inspired by the Roman Jesuit church of "ll Gesu", a part of the large Jesuit College of the university. Church was built during the years 1712-1716 by the Olomouc master builder Lukáš Kleckel according to a design by Michael Joseph Klein of Nisa. The radical Baroque influences are evident in its undulating facade with statues by David Ziirn. The church is extremely important because of its interior decoration, carried out in several stages that lasted until the mid-18th century. The decoration was carried out by the painters Karel Josef Haringer, Josef Wickart, Johann Georg Schmidt, Johann Christoph Handke, and Joseph lgnatz Sadler, the master stonemason Václav Render, the stucco worker Antonio Ricca and the sculptors Augustin Johann Thomasberger and Johann Sturmer.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1712

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Olomouc

Address/Location:
Kostel Panny Marie Snežné
Denisova ulice
Olomouc, Czech Republic
779 00


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Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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