Stará pošta / Old Post Office - Nový Jicín (North Moravia)
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N 49° 35.698 E 018° 00.672
34U E 284022 N 5497890
Quick Description: Pearl of Moravian Renaissance, burgherhouse called "Stará pošta" ("Old Post Office"), belongs among the most valuable architectural monuments of Nový Jicín.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 2:35:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMKNXK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

Pearl of Moravian Renaissance, burgherhouse called "Stará pošta" ("Old Post Office"), belongs among the most valuable architectural monuments of Nový Jicín.

The Stará pošta burgherhouse, built in 1563 and distinguished by its two arcades, is one of the most beautiful buildings on the Masaryk Square in Nový Jicín. These arcades were originally meant to face into the courtyard, but the Italian architects turned them into the sun, to face into the square. A hereditary post office was established here in 1787-1852 and the famous Russian general A. Suvorov was a guest. This building is evidence of the wealth of Nový Jicín burgomaster and its builder Ondrej Repa, who originally intended the arcades should open into the courtyard. Today the "Stará pošta" houses the Municipal Cultural Centre and exhibitions and other cultural events are held here.

Date of origin:: http://www.hrady.cz/?OID=6351

Architect(s): unknown Renaissance architect of Italian origin

Style: High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1550)

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

Type of building (structure): Town-house

Address:
Masarykovo náměstí 20 741 01 Nový Jičín Czech Republic


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