St. Mary Magdalene Church

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene is located in the very heart of the Karlovy Vary spa area, in the close proximity of the Hot Spring. The church bears the hallmarks of the High Baroque architecture and it is one of the most important Baroque monuments not only in Karlovy Vary, but in the entire Czech Republic. It was built in 1737 on the site of the former Gothic church.

Its interior is decorated with a precious altarpiece, Baroque Eucharist sculptures, Gothic Madonna and other decorations. The church can be viewed during worships, which the church of St. Mary Magdalene conducts every day.

The underground crypt in the cathedral contains a unique funeral chapel, which accommodates the skeletal remains from the former cemetery which surrounded the church until the year 1784. Guided tours to the crypt are available.

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Founded: 1737
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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www.karlovy-vary.cz

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Weijia Zhang (20 months ago)
Beautiful view
Ashley Bailey (2 years ago)
Beautiful little Catholic church. Unfortunately, we couldn't go inside but are hoping to attend mass Sunday. It is in a great location!
Mike Bailey (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church. The inside wasn't open, which was s bummer.
tomas krejsa (2 years ago)
My favorite catolic star St. Magda
Pierros Zevolis (2 years ago)
Nice Catholic church, beautiful architecture, photos were not allowed at the inside of the church when i was visited it.
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