Church of St. Peter at Na Porící / Kostel Sv. Petra na Porící (Prague)
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N 50° 05.472 E 014° 26.039
33U E 459511 N 5548924
Quick Description: The ancient Romanesque-Gothic church of St. Peter at Na Porící (Kostel Sv. Petra na Porící), enhancing Prague’s panorama with its four steeples, is parish church of Roman Catholic parish of St. Peter.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 11/7/2014 2:10:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVA6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

The gothic triple-aisle building has had a complicated history. A smaller Romanesque basilica, which had existed since before 1178, was gradually replaced by this church during the 14th and 15th centuries. The church was renovated in a Baroque style at the end of 17th century. Gothic renovation was done by Architect Josef Mocker in 1874-1879 and in 1913-1914.

The ancient church of St. Peter at Na Porící enhances Prague’s panorama with its four steeples. The two steeples in the forefront are 38 m tall and their floor plan is 4.90 m × 4.90 m. They were constructed in a Romanesque style and refurbished in a Gothic style during 1483-1497. A baroque facade was given to the steeples after the conflagrations of 1653 and 1659, which affected the church as well. The next is a small "Sanctus" steeple rising from the roof above the presbytery on the east side. None of the steeples have their bells today including the fourth steeple, which is two-storied and located above the north antechapel.

The detached belfry, 39.5 m tall, was built in 1598 and is a target object of separate waymark (Bell Towers).

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1178

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque and Gothic

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Prague

Kostel Sv. Petra na Porící
Petrská ulice
Praha 1, Czech Republic
110 00

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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