Friday, November 02, 2012

St Wenceslas (Sv Vaclav), Resslova, Zderaza, Prague

The last full day in Prague and a day of mixed fortune for accessing churches. This was the first, a church which is largely medieval and incorporating some Romanesque work. It is oddly placed high above the street level. It was built as a friary church but when the buildings were turned into a prison in 1809 it was used as the prison chapel. Following the provision of a new prison the monastic buildings were demolished but the church was rescued by the Czechoslovak Church Congregation and reopened in 1929. It was locked.

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