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Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora

Žďár nad Sázavou, Südmähren, Czechia

This pilgrimage church, built in honour of St John of Nepomuk, stands at Zelená Hora, not far from Ždár nad Sázavou in Moravia. Constructed at the beginning of the 18th century on a star-shaped plan, it is the most unusual work by the great architect Jan Blazej Santini, whose highly original style falls between neo-Gothic and Baroque. The Sanctuary of St. John Nepomuk at Zelená Hora in Žďár nad Sázavou in southern Moravia is one of the most beautiful and interesting pilgrimage churches in the Czech Republic. It was designed by the same architect who built Prague's Charles Bridge - Jan Blažej Santini Aichel.

The church is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture and was built between 1719 and 1720. It consists of a chapel, a bell tower and an entrance gate, all in the typical Baroque style of the region. The interior of the church is also baroque, with magnificent ceiling paintings and an elaborately designed altar.

The pilgrimage church is also an important spiritual centre in the region. There are many events here, from religious and spiritual ceremonies to regular prayer meetings. Concerts and other cultural events are also held in the summer.

This church is a unique and impressive building that plays an important role in the history and culture of South Moravia. It is a place of inspiration and a symbol of the faith and spirituality of the people in the region.