Co-cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary / Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie - Opava (North Moravia)
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N 49° 56.327 E 017° 54.013
33U E 708098 N 5535856
Quick Description: Gothic Co-cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie), the key landmark of the former capital of Opava' Duchy, is also the 2nd seat (co-cathedral) of the bishops of Ostrava-Opava Roman Catholic diocese.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 3:23:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMH3Q4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Gothic Co-cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie), the key landmark of the former capital of Opava' Duchy, is also the 2nd seat (co-cathedral) of the bishops of Ostrava-Opava Roman Catholic diocese.

The Co-cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in the Czech lands not so usual Gothic structure thanks to using of bricks for its construction, belongs among our the most important historic monuments built by the Order of the Teutonic Knights. The existence of Romanesque church here is firstly documented in the year 1204, but today's Gothic church was founded later, in the 14th century. The Co-cathedral is a massive triple-nave church with steep roof and two prismatic towers, where the south tower is covered by a Baroque lantern and an unfinished north tower is crenellated. This prominent National historic monument is a typical example of the Silesian Gothic brickwork. After a fire in 1689 the church was reshaped in the Baroque style, but the last great reconstruction in the 19th century renewed its original Gothic beauty.

Type of Church: Cathedral

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Ostrava - Opava

Address/Location:
Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
Rybí trh
Opava, Czech Republic
746 01


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Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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