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Jindřichův Hradec Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The oldest church in town, built between the 13th and 16th centuries, this is an excellent example of Bohemian Gothic architecture. Inside, extensive frescoes in the clerestory date to the first half of the 14th century, and portray scenes from the lives of Christ, the Apostles, and various Czech saints. They also demonstrate the medieval necessity for pictorial narratives in educating the illiterate population. On the south side of the sanctuary you can see the Chapel of St. Nicholas, built in 1369. The vaulted ceiling is supported by a single central pillar; this is one of the earliest buildings using this construction in Bohemia. The church is open to the public in July and August; the adjacent monastery is now part of the city museum, and hosts temporary exhibitions.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Jindrichuv Hradec, Jihoceský  377 01, Czech Republic

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Rate Includes: 30 Kč, Closed Sept.–June

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