Monday, June 23, 2014

Stříbro & Klatovy - Czech Republic

I've traded again with Emerich a few days ago, which means i've a few new czech cards to show. These two are both from cities in the Pilsen Region. 

Foto: Ivan Rillich
Stříbro was a mining settlement, first documented in 1183. It became a town in 1263.
The Town Hall building was built in the 16th century.

Foto: Ivan Rillich
Klatovy was founded during 1260–1263 by Přemysl Otakar II. There are several historic buildings in the town such as the Black Tower, the Baroque Pharmacy, the Jesuit church with catacombs and the Archeacon's church. - in: wikipedia
On the card is possible to see the Black Tower and the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception and St. Ignatius' Jesuit church.
The Black Tower rises to a height of 81 meters and its 226 stairs on a side-walk way invite visitors to negotiate it. The Black Tower construction was completed by architect Antonin in 1557.
The catacombs of the Jesuit church are the resting place of nobility, members of the Jesuit Order and their benefactors. Today, visitors can see 30 mummified bodies and other 7 bodies are stored in an inaccessible area of a crypt.

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