Sv. Vaclav, Praha, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dáin & Olík
N 50° 04.139 E 014° 27.554
33U E 461300 N 5546441
Quick Description: Socha sv.Vaclava / Statue of sv.Vaclav (st.Wenceslaus) at tower of St.Wenceslaus church
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/18/2010 6:25:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM9YP6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 169

Long Description:
Svatý Václav (asi 907 – 28. zárí 935) byl ceský kníže a svetec, který je považován za hlavního patrona ceské zeme.

Moderni kostel sv. Vaclava podle architekta Josefa Gocara byl vysvecen pražským arcibiskupem Františkem Kordacem 21. zárí 1930.

Ve spodní cásti veže je prostor, kde se mela podle puvodního návrhu nacházet socha svatého Václava. Ta byla na vež instalována až 28.9.2010. Puvodní návrh sochy svatého Václava vytvoril v roce 1929 Bedrich Stefan. Nadživotní podobu sochy podle modelu vytvoril akademický sochar Jan Roith, který se tak vlastne stal de facto jejím právoplatným spoluautorem.

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St. Wenceslas (born 907 – murdered 28.9. 935), was duke of Bohemia from 921 until his death. Wenceslas is the subject of the Christmas carol "Good King Wenceslas". He is venerated as Saint Wenceslaus and is the main patron saint of the Czech state.

He was the son of Vratislav I, Duke of Bohemia from the Premyslid dynasty. His father was raised in a Christian milieu through his own father, Borivoj I of Bohemia, who was converted by Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, the "apostles to the Slavs". His mother Drahomíra was the daughter of a pagan tribal chief of Havolans and was baptised at the time of her marriage. Wenceslaus' murder in September of 935 was the result of a plot involving his younger brother Boleslav I of Bohemia.

(wikipedia)
Associated Religion(s): catholic

Statue Location: above main entrance to the church

Entrance Fee: 0

Artist: Bedřich Stefan + Jan Roith

Website: [Web Link]

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