Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk / Kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého - Prague Castle (Prague)
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N 50° 05.463 E 014° 24.137
33U E 457244 N 5548925
Quick Description: Baroque Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk (Kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) is a small religious structure whhich was added to the western front facade of the St. George Basilica (Basilika Sv. Jirí) in Prague Castle during years 1717–1722.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/26/2015 12:03:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMNK3Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Baroque Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk (Kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého) is a small religious structure whhich was added to the western front facade of the St. George Basilica (Basilika Sv. Jirí) in Prague Castle during years 1717–1722.

The simple chapel of rectangular ground plan was designed by one of leading architects of Baroque Bohemia František Maxmilián Kanka and built by the St. Vitus Chapter' master builder Filip Spannbrucker. The construction works were funded by Chapter's dean Jan Ludvík Steyer. The foundation-stone was laid on June 11, 1717 and the chapel was consecrated by St. Vitus canon Jan Rudolf Špork on May 10, 1722. The main fresco in chapel' dome represents glorification of St. John of Nepomuk. The front facade is decorated by statues of St. John of Nepomuk with angels by anther master of Baroque art in Bohemia - Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff.

Nowadays chapel is a part of the St. George Basilica complex which serves for mixed cultural use (concerts, expositions and cultural events).

Type of Church: Chapel

Status of Building: Building converted to another use

Date of building construction: 5/10/1722

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Prague

Address/Location:
Kaple Sv. Jana Nepomuckého - Bazilika Sv. Jiří
Jiřské náměstí
Praha 1 - Pražský hrad, Czech Republic
118 00


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Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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