Church of St. Adalbert / Kostel Sv. Vojtecha - Zámek Kostelec nad Cernými lesy (Central Bohemia)
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Quick Description: Small Church of St. Adalbert (Kostel Sv. Vojtecha), integral part of Chateau (Zámek) Kostelec nad Cernými lesy, is unique and well preserved example of Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/12/2015 2:00:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMNP7D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Small Church of St. Adalbert (Kostel Sv. Vojtecha), integral part of Chateau (Zámek) Kostelec nad Cernými lesy, is unique and well preserved example of Renaissance ecclesiastic architecture in Bohemia.

Renaissance Church of St. Adalbert was erected (architect Ulrico Aostalli) at the site of medieval church during years 1568–1573 by owner of the Chateau Jaroslav Smirický of Smirice as a sanctuary with family tomb and Chateau' chapel. During Baroque reconstruction of the Chateau (architect Josef Jäger after 1759) church fortunately remained untouched, except new onion roof covering the belfry. Church was completely reconstructed in 1995-1997.

Church of St. Adalbert is single square-nave structure with rectangular triangularly finished choir and prismatic three storeyed belfry at the northern side. In the southern wall is a new entrance portal, the original northern one is immured. The nave is enlighted by five large pointed windows with rich tracery. Using these "Gothic"-looking windows is typical for North-European Renaissance. Church's beautiful and rich interior is very rare and perfectly preserved - mostly also from Renaissance era (altars, furniture, paintings, wooden pulpit, frescoes etc.).

Church, together with the Chateau owned by Faculty of Forestry of Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, is not used for regular Roman Catholic services. It serves for weddings, concerts and similar cultural and social events. Also can be visited during guided tours...

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Building converted to another use

Date of building construction: 1/1/1573

Dominant Architectural Style: Renaissance

Archdiocese: Prague

Diocese: Prague

Address/Location:
Kostel Sv. Vojtecha - Zámek Kostelec nad Černými Lesy
Náměstí Smiřických 1
Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic
281 63


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Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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