Church of St. Francis of Assisi Prague
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a beautiful view from the Clementine Astronomical Tower, with which it is closely adjacent. The entrance to this church is located on Křižovnické náměstí. The building was built on the site of the previous Church of the Holy Spirit dating from the thirteenth century. However, the current church was built several centuries later, more precisely, in the second half of the seventeenth century. It is the work of Gaudenzio and Domenico Canevall, who built it according to the plans of Jean Baptista Mathey.
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Interesting facts Church of St. Francis of Assisi Prague
The church is interesting because it was consecrated by Archbishop Jan Bedřich of Valdštejn. In addition, there is also an interesting central and very dominant (forty meters high) dome with completely unique elements that can be found in the interior. Absolutely breathtaking, there are frescoes on the walls and sculptural decoration. Sliven marble appears very significantly here. The unique local monuments also include the main altar of J. K. Liška (this is his most valuable work) and the main ceiling fresco by V. V. Reiner. It is also interesting that there are large underground spaces under the church. Below the main church is another church, which is connected to the medieval church and there are also tombstones.
Adjacent to the church is the monastery of the Red Star Crusaders, founded by Anežka Přemyslovna. A monastery with a hospital was also built near the church. These monks lived near the former Judith's Bridge, which they were to take care of and collect tolls.
Organ concerts are held here almost daily, as inside the church there is a completely unique Baroque organ from 1702. The public can also go to the church, usually every day from 10 am to 7 pm (from April to November). Services are held here every day from Monday to Friday at seven o'clock in the morning, and then also on Sunday at nine in the morning.
Author: Adriana Dosedělová