Convent bridge / Klášterní most - Jindrichuv Hradec (South Bohemia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 08.899 E 015° 00.056
33U E 500067 N 5443944
Quick Description: Depicted unique Renaissance covered three-arch bridge connects Church of St. Catherine (Kostel Sv. Kateriny) with so called "Klášterícek / Little Convent" architectural complex in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Location: Jihočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 4/25/2020 9:30:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM12C73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 9

Long Description:

Depicted unique Renaissance covered three-arch bridge connects Church of St. Catherine (Kostel Sv. Kateriny) with so called "Klášterícek / Little Convent" architectural complex in Jindrichuv Hradec.

The brige, built from stone and bricks is 14 m long, 4 m wide and 8 m high. Has three arches and three windows on both sides of corridor covered by saddle roof. Simple facade is decorated by coats of arms frescoes of town Jindrichuv Hradec, Lords of Hradec, and lords widows.

Three-arch bridge spanning Pražská (Prague) street was built as a part of Beguine convent and hospital "Klášterícek" at the expense of Anne of Münsterberg (Anna z Münstenberka) in 1534. Anne was widow of Jindrichuv Hradec demesne owner, Jindrich IV. of Hradec. "Klášterícek" served as a convent-hospital until 1598, later it was used only as a residence for noble widows. The Renaissance complex was rebuilt in the Baroque style in 1750-1780 and again after the fire in 1801. The County court and prison have been located here since 1949, and the seat of the court is this building to this day.

Length of bridge: 14 m

Height of bridge: 8 m

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: pedestrians only

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Pražská (Prague) street


Date constructed: 1534

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: connects church and former convent hospital

Location:
Jindrichuv Hradec


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