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Žďár nad Sázavou

church of St. John Nepomuk on Green Hill
church of St. John Nepomuk on Green Hill

Pilgrim Church of St. Jan Nepomucký

Pilgrim church at Zelená hora in Žďár nad Sázavou is the peak work of the Czech Baroque-gothic style. The church was built according to the spiritual concept of the abbot V. Vejmluva by the architect Jan Santini in 1719-1722. The building is characteristic with repeated symbols of numbers and accidence. The church itself is designed as the five-pointed star which is the symbol of five dints of Christ and also five stars of the martyr Jan Nepomucký as well as the symbol of five V letters in the name of Václav Vejmluva.

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