Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

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The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord, Jiřího z Poděbrad

The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord (Czech: Kostel Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně) is Roman Catholic church at Jiřího z Poděbrad square in Prague's Vinohrady. It is built in 1929-1932 and designed by famous architect Jože Plečnik.[1] Plečnik found the inspiration for this construction in the old Christian and antique patterns.

It is considered as one of the most significant Czech sacral constructions of the 20th century.[2] In the wide 42m high tower wall are huge nearly eight-metre diameter glazed clocks. In the basement is a spacious chapel with a barrel vault. Inside is altar made of white marble and a three-metre gilded figure of Christ and six statues of the patrons of Bohemia.[3] During WWII the six bells from tower were melted down for arms production and in 1992 two copies returned.

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Coordinates: 50°4′40.92″N 14°27′02.18″E / 50.0780333°N 14.4506056°E / 50.0780333; 14.4506056