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St. Vitus Church

Local name: kostel svatého Víta

The church of Saint Vitus is next to the castle the most characteristic building in the panorama of Český Krumlov. Its octagonal tower and sloping roof rises above the lower buildings. It is a Gothic temple, with Baroque and neo-Gothic elements. Inside, two wall paintings from the 15th century have survived. Wilhelm of Rozenberk, one of the most powerful Czech politicians of the Renaissance, is buried in the temple.

The church was built at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries. It is an indoor, three-nave building with a narrower, polygonal enclosed presbytery. The Gothic chapel of the Resurrection and the baroque Saint John of Nepomuk adjoin the main body. The church's facade is a tower, whose construction was completed in the nineteenth century. In the square base, the above takes the form of an octagon with a soaring, decorated spire.

The interior of the church has features of different styles. In the baroque main altar you can see paintings depicting the Coronation of the Virgin Mary and Saint Vitus. Side neo-Gothic altars are dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier and the Mother of God. Remains of late Gothic polychromies have been preserved in the naves. They depict saint Agnieszka, Katarzyna, Barbara and Elżbieta as well as the scene of the Crucifixion.


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    St. Vitus Church map
    Kostelní 381 01 Český Krumlov , Czechia