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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Jakub Hájek (14 months ago)
Large church with unique insides, not as much decorated as normal Christian places but still nice
Jakub Hájek (14 months ago)
Large church with unique insides, not as much decorated as normal Christian places but still nice
Otaku boy (21 months ago)
Nothing special church 1. It is near the city center of Karlovy Vary, you can go there if you have time. 2. But really nothing special, the architecture style is not exceptional, the interior is not outstanding. It is just an ordinary church.
Otaku boy (21 months ago)
Nothing special church 1. It is near the city center of Karlovy Vary, you can go there if you have time. 2. But really nothing special, the architecture style is not exceptional, the interior is not outstanding. It is just an ordinary church.
Alina Cristescu (2 years ago)
Ellegant, the organ sound is overwhellming
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