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The birth of Kromeriz's churches dates back to Great Moravia even though their present look has evolved rom the 18th-century reconstruction. The original Gothic parochial Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary was redeveloped in the spirit of baroque in 1724-36. The once modest 12th-century Johanite Maltese hospital church is now the baroque piarist St John the Baptist's Church, richly decorated and part of the complex of the piarist school and campus. Founded by Bishop Bruno, the three-nave Gothic St Maurice's Collegiate Chapter Church was redeveloped in the neoGothic style following the fire in the middle of the 19th century. The Large Square (Velke namesti) shows many valuable samples of baroque architecture - the 16th-century town hall and its 41 m high tower; the 1680 Plague Post; the baroque fountain and burgher houses.
Rieger Square is the former Horse market later renamed to Vegetable Market, the place of the ancient market-place settlement. The square's dominants are the Most Holy Trinity's Plague Post (1724-26), the baroque fountain, and the complex of Emeritus House with St John Sarkander's Chapel and Blessed Virgin Mary's Church's parish (1738). Fuond adjacent to the chateau, the only surviving town gate (Mlynska brana) was part of the 13th-century walls some relics of which are still scattered around the place. The 17th-century Jewish town hallo stands out of the Old Jewish Ghetto in the Moravcova and Tylova Streets and Olbram Zoubek's plastic sculpture at the Community House in Tovacovska Street commemorates the holocaust. The restored episcopal mint now shows a historical survey of coining at Kromeriz (1600-1760) in Na Sladovnach Street. The town centre has been an urban reserve and national treasure since 1955.
The tradition of education, music and culture gave the town an ever valid attribute of local Athens.

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  • Last visit to Kromeriz: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 28, 2004
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