Church of Ss. Peter and Paul / Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla - Porící nad Sázavou
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Quick Description: Small Romanesque Church of Ss. Peter and Paul (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla), filial church of Porící nad Sázavou Roman Catholic parish built at the turn of the 11th century, belongs among the the oldest ecclesiastic monuments in Bohemia.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 1:52:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMMNK4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

Small Romanesque Church of Ss. Peter and Paul (Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla), filial church of Porící nad Sázavou Roman Catholic parish built at the turn of the 11th century, belongs among the the oldest ecclesiastic monuments in Bohemia.

Church of Ss. Peter and Paul, practically untouched by later architectonic alterations, is one of the rare preserved pure-Romanesque structures in Bohemia. Church, built around 1100 AD, was reconstructed in 1677. Single nave austere church, built from granite ashlars, has rectangular nave (11 × 7.6 m) with semicicrular apse and prismatic 22 m high belfry with Romanesque doubled windows. Interior is mostly Baroque in style, but in apse You can find valuable Gothic frescoes from the 13-14th century. In belfry are two working Renaissance bells - bigger "Peter", cast by bellfounder Bartholomew of New Town of Prague (Mistr Bartolomej z Nového Mesta) in 1507, and smaller "Paul" cast in 1599.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1100

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Prague

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Petra a Pavla
Benešovská ulice
Poříčí nad Sázavou , Czech Republic
257 21


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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