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Category: Cathedrals, Local time: 09:46:51,
Address: Brandlova 100, 280 02 Kolín, Czech Republic
The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew is a National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic
. It is located in the city of Kolín
in Central Bohemian Region. The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew was built by king Ottokar II of Bohemia, in the second half of the 13th century, shortly after the foundation of the city Kolín
. The cathedral burned down in 1349, and the king Charles IV charged the architect Petr Parléř with its restoration. The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew was designed according to the Church of the St.Cross standing in Gmünd, Austria. The building was consecrated as early as in 1378. In the 17th century - during the Thirty Years' War, the cathedral was burgled and damaged. The fire in 1796 finished its destruction. The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew had to wait for its repair until the mid-19th century. These general reconstruction and restoration works have continued up to these days.
The Cathedral of St. Bartholomew is a three-aisled church with two 66 m high octagonal towers, and it is the dominant of the city. The northern facade consists of two entry portals, which have been replaced by copies. The originals can be seen in the National Museum in Prague, since they are one of the most valuable monuments of the Czech medieval sculpture. The next rarity of the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew are the last four Gothic stained-glass windows dating back to around 1380, which are deposited in the National Gallery in Prague. The interior of the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew have preserved its original appearance from the 13th century. In addition, you can also see the well-preserved tomb from around 1200, the decorative wall painting from the second half of the 13th century or the Gothic portal from the late 13th century.
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