Saturday, March 24, 2012

St John Nepomuk, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

In contrast to Prague, the main sights in the town are medieval Gothic, and there is only the one baroque church here and this is it. Compared to the churches in Prague, this appears a much quieter affair, with simpler decoration and detailing. It was built 1734-52 and has a busy facade with a pair of small towers to the narrow street. Under the Communists the church became a civil defence store, a fire station and a waste store, and much of its decoration was damaged or stolen. A major restoration was finished in 2000 and the church was handed back to the catholic church. There are a number of very upset angels inside.

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