Jenštejnský dum / Jenštejn House - Beroun (Central Bohemia)
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Quick Description: Renaissance Jenštejn House (Jenštejnský dum), located in Husovo námestí (Hus Square) in Beroun, is the most valuable town's burgherhouse and nowadays serves as a seat of Bohemian Karst Museum (Muzeum Ceského krasu).
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 4:38:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMJFW4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

Renaissance Jenštejn House (Jenštejnský dum), located in Husovo námestí (Hus Square) in Beroun, is the most valuable town's burgherhouse and nowadays serves as a seat of Bohemian Karst Museum (Muzeum Ceského krasu).

The Jenštejn House, named after its owner and builder, Jindrich Cížek of Jenštejn. Jindrich Cížek, emperor' magistrate, was the wealthiest and most influential citizen of Beroun in the end of 16th century. The Jenštejn House, built at the site of older Gothic structure destroyed by fire in 1599-1612, is work of master builder Jirík Táborský. The house' key architectonic element, arched Renaissance portal from red marble, is decorated by Cížek's coat of arms and also is dated by the year of its finishing - 1612.

Date of origin:: 1599-1612

Architect(s): Jiří Táborský

Style: Late Renaissance (ca. 1580–1620)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Town-house

Address:
Jenštejnský dům - Muzeum Českého krasu Husovo náměstí 87 266 01 Beroun Czech Republic


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