Žďár nad Sázavou

Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora ("Green Mountain")

The pilgrimage church dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk was built in the early 20s of the 18th century. This is the masterpiece of the architect Jan Blazej Santini Aichl and the most original example of the style called "Gothic Baroque". The church is built in the form of a five-pointed star surrounded by a cemetery, and a cloister.

(Recorded on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994)

Žďár nad Sázavou - City

Ždár nad Sázavou was, originally, a colony of merchants, located on a former terrstrial path. The colony appeared at the same time as the foundation of the local monastery of the Cistercian Order in the year 1252. The colony was developped in town in the early 17th century. Today, it is the host and the organizer of many socio- cultural events. Thanks to its favorable location, it offers, to the tourists, a variety of modes of leisure activities of the most diverse type. The Votive Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora was inscribed, on the UNESCO list, in 1994. The construction of the early 18th century is one of the best projects of the architect Jan Blazej Santini Aichel and, at the same time, an example of the gothic-baroque style. The church is not large, as a whole, it defies any description, which is a sufficient reason to see it with one´s own eyes.
The town of Ždár nad Sázavou is, approximately, 120 km from Prague, near the highway Prague - Brno.