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Augustinian Monastery and Church

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Augustinian Monastery and Church
Augustiniánský klášter a kostel Kostel sv.Augustina Interiér
Husova 213, 543 01 Vrchlabí
Email: info@krkonose.eu
Phone: (00420) 499 405 744
Web: http://www.krnap.cz
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The Baroque style monastery with Neoclassical decorations was realised following a project by Austrian architect Adam Auer and completed in 1725 before the entire complex was acquired by the Augustinians. The monastery church was dedicated to St. Augustine in an inauguration by the Hradec Kralove Bishop, Mauricius Adolf Karel of Pharsal. The interior furnishings of the church include seven portal-type altars made in 1725-1735, a valuable organ from 1895 manufactured by the renowned Rieger company of Krnov, and the high altar, 19 m in height, with a motif of St. Augustine painted by Franz Dalliger of Prague. The most valuable art work is the altar of the Holy Cross on the right-hand side of the presbytery, probably made by Jan Frantisek Pacak, who was an assistant to the renowned sculptor and carver Matthias Bernard Braun. Remarkable ceiling paintings were created by Ignatz and Gottfried Tauchmann of Vrchlabi. The interior furnishings of the church create a harmonic unit. The residential premises of the monastery now house a Krkonose Museum exhibition on the nature and history of the region, and the arcaded walkway is frequently used for various exhibitions. The church is often used as a concert hall due to its great acoustics.

Opening hours:
Provozní doba Krkonošského muzea v klášteře:

út - ne: 8.00 - 17.00

Klášterní kostel je otevřen k prohlídce:

červenec-srpen: út - ne 10.00 - 15.00