Kutná Hora

Church of St John of Nepomuk

  Husova      (+ 420) 327 314 958 ext. 126     more than a year ago
It belongs among representative buildings of high Czech Baroque architecture. The town council of Kutná Hora made the decision to build the church in relation to the celebration of the canonisation of John of Nepomuk in 1729. The cult of this saint was developed primarily by the Jesuit order, in whose service the renowned architect
František Maxmilián Kaňka, worked for in Kutná Hora. The church was built according to his plans. The construction was carried out by local builders and most likely Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, who lived in the town during the construction of the Ursuline Convent, took charge of solving problematic tasks. The decoration of the church is conceived as a celebration of Czech patron saints. The frescoes in the vault depict the legend of Saint John of Nepomuk. During complete reconstruction of the church at the end of the 20th century, the Baroque interior was also restored including the ecclesiastical furniture and objects.
An unusual phenomenon can be observed in the Church of St. John of Nepomuk in May and June. Sun rays pass through the red stained glass window and illuminate the painting of St. John of Nepomuk, which looks as if it were bleeding. This unique phenomenon is best observed around the feast of St. John of Nepomuk.
Open daily: Apr – Oct: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm, Nov – March: Upon prior arrangement only.

Husova Street
Phone: +420 327 314 958 l. 126


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