Horni Bobrova

St Peter and St Paul Church

1714 - 1722, reconstruction of the medieval church; investor Vaclav Vejmluva, Abbot of the Cistercian Monastery in Zdar nad Sazavou

bobrova-pudorysThe original medieval parish church in Horni Bobrova was not sufficient for the large parish office needs at the beginning of the 18th century. That is why Santini designed a new project in the year 1714 and the church was consecrated in connection with the implementation of the St John of Nepomuk Pilgrimage Church on Zelena Hora Hill on 5 October 1722. Santini kept only the main nave from the originally late-Roman church, changing it into a chancel with an altar though, thus completely inversing the orientation of the church. Namely, he attached a new nave's space on the East side. The entrance five-side-portal is designed in impressive Baroque style and is often reminded in literature in connection with Italian patterns, especially the Roman façade by the architect Borromini. A similar profile of the church in Rychnov nad Kneznou shows how important was this curve-modelled façade for Santini in that time.


Fotogalerie Horní Bobrová
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