Church of St. Peter and Paul of Karlovy Vary
Very impressive and beautifully decorated Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul is located in the Westend exhibition district with residential buildings in Karlovy Vary. It was built in the 19th century on the model of the Byzantine-Old Russian temple in Ostankino near the Russian capital, Moscow. The Russian and Serbian inhabitants and the spa clientele in Karlovy Vary made a significant contribution to the construction of the church, whose financial contributions, donated as part of a public collection, helped the construction the most.
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Interesting facts Church of St. Peter and Paul of Karlovy Vary
Its construction took place between 1893 and 1898. The architectural plans were drawn up by Gustav Widemann, and the closest way to the church from the spa center is about 1 km long around the church of St. Luke and the pond of Little Versailles.
Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul is richly decorated in the interior and the exterior looks very spectacular, so, it is customary for the churches of the Orthodox Church. It was probably created as a replacement for the Orthodox prayer house, located in Mariánskolázeňská Street, which no longer served its purpose very well.
The temple is built on the ground plan of a Greek cross and its dominant feature is a total of five gilded domes. The walls of the church are decorated with equally magnificent sculptural and painterly decoration, and inside the church visitors will be captivated by the majolica wooden iconostasis, decorated with oil icons of saints, whose author is the painter Tjurin.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová