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Žďár nad Sázavou

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Pilgrimage Church

Žďár nad Sázavou is a city in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands of the Czech Republic.

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Trains run direct to/ from Prague taking 2h30m. Trains also run onto Brno taking 1h-1h30m

There is a bus station in the center of town with links thoughout the country

See Idos for extensive details of transport connections

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There is a local bus service running through the town. Bus number 2 will take you out to Zelena Hora and the Pilgrimage Church

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  • The main attraction to Zdar nad Sazavou is the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora (Green Hill) about 3km outside the center of city. This is one of the most important works of the architect Jan Santini and as such has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The church is on a hill which can be climbed by the recently renovated stairs. The church is surrounded by an exterior wall which forms an internal sort of cloister which contains a grave yard. The Church sits proudly in the middle, every aspect of the ensemble is planned to be significant to the story of Jan of Nepomuk who was martyred in Prague for not revelling royal secrets. Inside the chiurch a cd can be played in several different European languages explaining the main points of the church.

  • An impressive Monastry at the base of the hill was also designed by Santini

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