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„Guided field trip to the Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora and other architectural monuments designed by J.B. Santini-Aichel“

Saturday June 3, 2017 departure from Mendel square (nearby from Mendel Museum) at 9:00 hr.

We will use a coach of Brno public transport company Dopravní podnik města Brna

Our route will guide us through Tišnov and Zvole (2). We will see here the first of three churches designed by Santini - St. Venceslas Church.

We will then continue through Nové Město na Moravě to Žďár nad Sázavou, Zelená hora. We will visit there the Pilgrimage Church of st. John Nepomuk at Zelená Hora (3), an UNESCO monument. At 11:00 hr we will attend a guided tour presented by Professor Jiří T. Kotalík  (Academy of Fine Arts in Prague).

After the guided tour will be finished, we will continue our excursion via Bystřici nad Pernštejnem and Blansko to Křtiny. We will visit there another important Santiniho masterpiece – Pilgrimage Church of the Holy Name of Mary (4).

The last stop of our excursion will be in the Kateřinská jeskyně (5) in the Moravian karst. A guided tour through this cave is scheduled at 15:40 hr and it will last about 40 minutes.

Jerzy Strzelecki (Wikimedia Commons, GFDL 1.3)

The arrival back to Brno, Mendel square is scheduled no later than 18:00 hr.