Church of St. James the Greater / Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího - Frýdek-Místek (North Moravia)
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N 49° 40.562 E 018° 20.485
34U E 308201 N 5506004
Quick Description: Late-Renaissance Church of St. James the Greater (Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího), one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in Místek, is filial church of Místek Roman Catholic parish.
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 1:15:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMKV6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 18

Long Description:

Late-Renaissance Church of St. James the Greater (Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího), one of the most interesting pieces of architecture in Místek, is filial church of Místek Roman Catholic parish.

St. James the Greater was built at the site of older, by fire (1602) devastated church of St. Nicolas, during years 1622-1644. The chapel of Virgin Mary of Lourdes was added to the right side of the church in 1666 and constitutes with its nave one, bigger inner space. Massive square bell tower was originally lower, the octagonal upper part with cupola was built after another fire in 1724. The interior of the church was regothized in the 19th century. Present Renaissance look of the church with Baroque and neo-Gothic elements is a result of many disasters and many reconstructions.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1622

Dominant Architectural Style: Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque

Archdiocese: Olomouc

Diocese: Ostrava-Opava

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetšího
Farní náměstí
Frýdek-Místek , Czech Republic
738 02


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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