Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kostel svatého Cyrila a Metoděje

Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius (CzechKostel svatého Cyrila a Metoděje) is a Roman Catholic church in the Karlín district of PragueCzech Republic. It is one of the largest religious buildings in the Czech Republic. It was constructed in the mid-19th century and remains one of the most important architectural landmarks from that period in the country.
The church was built in 1854-1863 by architects Karl RösnerVojtěch Ignác Ullmann. Several Czech artists contributed to decoration of the church. It was consecrated on 18 October 1863, on the anniversary of coming of Saints Cyril and Methodius to the Bohemian lands.
The church in constructed in the style of late Neo-Romanesque basilica with highly elevated main nave and two towers. Ground plan is divided to entrance hall, three naves and presbytery, which is ended by apse.

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