Sights of the Czech Republic: Zlata Coruna

In 16 km south-east of Ceske-BudÄ›jovice, between Vltava and Mount Cali Valley (1084 m), Zlatcian Koruna Monastery (Zlata Koruna) rises – one of the most well-preserved samples of gothic architecture in the Czech Republic.

Founded in 1263 by the Premisss of Otakar II to demonstrate the power of the Crown in the region, he actually became the center of settlement. In 1420, the complex suffered greatly during the Gusitsky Wars, but then carefully restored and survived the flourishing in the XVIII century. However, the history of this monument is replete with unexpected turns, and part of its territory was even used as handicraft workshops – the monastery was submitted under the authority of the Schwarzenbergs. Only at the beginning of the XXI century, the complex returned his cult value again, and his two-story Guardian Angel Chapel With a spike stored in it, Christ is considered one of the oldest buildings of the Czech Republic, which have come down to this day.

Also preserved portal with a circular outlet of the window (XIV in.) in the courtyard, Monastic Celi XV-XVIII centuries., small Building of monastery brethren (XVI B.), Hall Kapitula (1280-1290.), cruciform corridor with stucco and painting (XVIII in.), Cathedral of the Virgin Mary (1300-1370.) with unique frescoes – one of the largest buildings of Southern Czech Republic, as well as the Cathedral authority of the XVII century.

In addition to the cult role, the monastery has both informative importance – it acts on its territory Literary Museum of South Bohemia With a permanent exhibition "Writing in southern Czech Republic".

Sights of the Czech Republic Zlata Coruna

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