Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, Opava

The Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral[1] (Czech: Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie) or just Opava Cathedral,[2] is the name given is a Catholic church in a town of Opava[3] in the European country of Czech Republic.[4] It has three naves, with two towers, built in the fourteenth century in Gothic style, where he was an older early thirteenth century Romanesque building before. In 1995 the church was declared a national monument in the Czech Republic. Since 1996 is the second seat of the bishop of Ostrava-Opava (Co-cathedral).

Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral
Konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie
Opava, konkatedrála Nanebevzetí Panny Marie.JPG
Country Czech Republic
DenominationRoman Catholic Church

Establishing the Church of the Assumption in Opava it is associated with the Teutonic Knights. The construction of the church probably began shortly after 1204. Initial details of this Romanesque church are not well known. But the letter from King Wenceslas I of 12 May 1237 mentions the rectory in Opava.

After the death of Premysl Otakar II. The construction of the church stopped and resumed only after the return of his illegitimate son Nicholas I.

The church once just became the largest religious building in Opava, and the main symbol of the city.

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  1. ^ Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Opava
  2. ^ věcí, Czechoslavak republic Ministerstvo zahraničních (1943-01-01). Four fighting years. Hutchinson & co., ltd.
  3. ^ Publishing, D. K. (2015-07-07). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics. Penguin. ISBN 9781465443502.
  4. ^ "Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Opava, Czech Republic - Cathedrals on Waymarking.com". www.waymarking.com. Retrieved 2016-06-23.

Coordinates: 49°56′19″N 17°54′03″E / 49.9386°N 17.9008°E / 49.9386; 17.9008