All Saints Church (Prague Castle)

All Saints' Church is a chapel located in the Prague Castle complex in the Czech Republic. The site of the church was originally consecrated in 1185 and a Romanesque building built;[1] the oldest parts of the current building date to a structure constructed by Peter Parler in the 14th century.

All Saints Church
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Exterior of the Church, with the palace to the right
Coordinates: 50°05′27″N 14°24′08″E / 50.09074°N 14.40230°E / 50.09074; 14.40230
LocationNear Prague Castle
CountryCzech Republic
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
StatusOpen during services and concerts
Relics heldTomb of St. Procopius
Architecture
Functional statusOperational
Architect(s)Peter Parler
Completed14th century
Interior

Although originally free-standing, the church was badly damaged in a 1541 fire which engulfed the palace and church. Through subsequent successive rebuildings and enlargements, the church became physically integrated with the palace, specifically Vladislav Hall.[1]

The church holds the tomb of St. Procopius and his life is depicted on paintings on the walls. Although accessible from Vladislav Hall, the church is generally only open to the public during religious services and concerts.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Old Royal Palace". www.hrad.cz Retrieved January 8, 2011.