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Harrach Family Tomb

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Harrach Family Tomb
Harrachovská hrobka Harrachovská hrobka
Masarykovo náměstí 140, 514 01 Jilemnice
Email: info@jilemnice.cz
Phone: +420 481 541 008
Web: http://www.mestojilemnice.cz
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The Harrach family tomb was consecrated on 4 September 1870 and dedicated to the Holy Cross; however, the building works began long before that, in 1840. It is a rare structure of that time, whose architecture refers to the Byzantine style, and can be seen opposite the former hospital buildings along the road from Jilemnice. It features two regular eight-sided and co-axial prisms of different heights. The underground part includes a brick crypt with the remains of the Harrach family. The coffins were moved there from the nearby Chapel of St. Aloysius as late as in 1875. The interior walls are decorated with black marble slabs bearing the names of the deceased in golden inscriptions. The tomb is now used as a funeral hall and a concert hall.