Orthodox Church of St. Peter and Paul

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

The beautifully decorated, Byzantine style Orthodox Church of Saint Peter and Paul was erected between the years 1893 and 1898 according to the design of architect Gustav Widemann from Františkovy Lázně (Franzensbad). It was built in the fashion of the Byzantine-old Russian church in Ostankino near Moscow. The funds necessary for the construction of the church were raised among wealthy Serbian and Russian clientele and nobility. The new church replaced the no longer satisfactory Orthodox chapel in Mariánskolázeňská Street.

The richly decorated Byzantine style church has a floor plan in the shape of a Greek cross and five gold-plated cupolas. The church walls are complemented with plentiful ornamental and figural murals. The church interior is dominated by a wooden majolica iconostasis with oil icons of saints by painter Tyurin. The iconostasis was originally made in Kuznetsovo for the World Exhibition in Paris in 1900. A bronze relief of Peter I by sculptor M. Hiller is installed by the staircase opposite Sadová Street. The church is accessible to the public during regular opening hours.

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Founded: 1893-1898
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic

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Лъчезар Борисов (20 months ago)
Very nice and beautiful ortodox cathedral in Karlovy Vari. Recommend to visit!
Daniel Raska (21 months ago)
Nice orthodox church in Karlovy Vary, one of places must see there..
Ashley Bailey (2 years ago)
Really beautiful Orthodox church! You can't take pics inside, which is super depressing. The church was really neat, so pretty outside!
Mike Bailey (2 years ago)
Gorgeous church, outside and in. You cannot take pictures inside the church though.
Hari Shah (2 years ago)
This is an Orthodox Church. The church is very beautiful and big. It is not similar to the Greek and Serbian Orthodox Churches. Just stopped at this church randomly on seeing ti from outside and turns out a worthy pit stop. You should visit this place if you are visiting KV.
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