Church and monastery Panenský Týnec
In the Louny district you will find a building that belongs to the most architecturally, historically and energetically most interesting places in our country. It will surprise you not only with its monumentality, unexpected in a relatively small village, but also with its almost tangible genius loci.
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Interesting facts Church and monastery Panenský Týnec
The lords of Žerotín first built a castle in the 13th century, from which we can find only two pieces of masonry. Then they had a monastery built near their seat, which gave the village Panenský Týnec its name. As the name suggests, the monastery belonged to the women's order, namely the Poor Clares. This building was an expression of gratitude to Mr. Habart of Žerotín, to whom the founder of this order, Anežka Přemyslovna, daughter of the Czech King Přemysl Otakar I and sister of King Wenceslas I, healed his wife. Allegedly, the monastery could also be a place where the remains of St. Agnes hidden.
Next to the monastery rises an impressive torso of a never-finished Gothic church. It was to be the third important building of the estate. Information on the details of the temple's origin is ambiguous. We only know with certainty that the construction was initiated by the Žerotín family between 1300 and 1450 and that it was probably hit by fire and destroyed by the Hussites at the time of construction.
Over 20 m high remains of the building, which we see today, were supposed to be only the chancel of the impressive three-nave temple. The building elements are identical to the elements of the Týn Church. According to experts, the unfinished church is one of the most artistically valuable monuments in Bohemia.
A place dedicated to contemplation, meeting and thanksgiving brings to all those who know and want to receive not only the material aspects of life, the gift of silence and a positive experience. The temple stands on a very strong, healing energy zone. Psychotronics have recommended repeated stays in these places for people with depression, after a stroke, after a head injury and for an overall improvement in the psyche.
Both the ruins in Žerotín and the church in Panenský Týnec are freely accessible. The monastery is the seat of the municipal office. There is also a ceremonial hall, where a relatively large number of weddings take place, thanks to the attraction and "photogenicity" of the neighboring temple.
The temple's columns and walls also served filmmakers. We can see them, for example, in the film adaptation of Bouquet.
Author: Ivana Dondová