St. Anne' Chapel / Kaple Sv. Anny - Olomouc (Central Moravia)
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N 49° 35.883 E 017° 15.727
33U E 663460 N 5496399
Quick Description: St. Anne' Chapel (Kaple Sv. Anny) in Olomouc, in fact a rectorate church, belongs among nice examples of ecclesiastic architecture built in Maneerist style.
Location: Olomoucký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/15/2013 1:24:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMH3E5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 35

Long Description:

St. Anne' Chapel (Kaple Sv. Anny) in Olomouc, in fact a rectorate church, belongs among nice examples of ecclesiastic architecture built in Maneerist style. In the frame of ecumenic cooperation in Olomouc, the Chapel serves not only to Roman Catholic parish of St. Wenceslas but also to local Greek-Catholics parish.

St. Anne' Chapel, a non-oriented Mannerist church with a Gothic core, was founded in connection with the cult of St. Anne relics (her arm), which were taken under the protection of the Olomouc chapter after the death of King Wenceslas III. In 1617 the church was rebuilt in a Mannerist style by the Chapter provost Martin Václav Griefenthal. After the Thirty Years' War (1652), the church was restored by the Chapter dean Claudius Sorino. From the 2nd third of the 17th century, the elections of Olomouc' bishops took place here. During the neo-Gothic remodelling of the adjacent cathedral (1885), the church was made smaller by the southern field. The original Mannerist portal with the CoA of the its builder, Bishop František Cardinal of Dietrichstein, and a marble relief of St. Anne were transferred to a new historic facade.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1617

Dominant Architectural Style: Mannerist

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: St. Anne relics

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Olomouc

Address/Location:
Kaple Sv.Anny
Václavské náměstí 4
Olomouc, Czech Republic
771 00


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

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