Prague green city

Prague green city
Districts in Prague are separated by green belts

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Night of churchers in New Town

Mysterious night brought a special atmosphere also to churches in New Town ....

Holy Trinity Church in Spalena (Burnt) street is a baroque building of 1713 designed by  Octavia Broggio significant Czech architect, Italian origin, who worked mainly in northern Bohemia. The church is by special way incorporated into the old buildings of New Town. Beautiful baroque facade is turning into Burnt Street, while the chancel of the church and the tower can be found in the Magdalena Rettig street.

Twilight at the Holy Trinity Church


Beautifully illuminated interior

To the right of the church we can find a beautiful blend of baroque and cubism. It is a baroque statue of St. John of Nepomuk from 1723 in Cubist framing. It is generally considered that the Baroque and cubism resonate well with each other. The House of the Black Madonna in Celetna street might be an example.

Church of St. Michael in Jirchare  was originaly a romanesque parish church which tracks lead up to 11th century. The church was actually the parish church of the village Opatovice at the time of its inception, later the church was  incorporated into the New Town. Ther was built a baroque tower in the front in 1717.

St. Michael Church is well hidden in the maze of winding streets pursuing the original street grid of village of Opatovice
Inside the church you will be surprised by beautifully preserved Gothic ribs ...
and also by stained glass windows ...

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