Křtiny

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Křtiny
Church of the Name of the Virgin Mary
Church of the Name of the Virgin Mary
Flag of Křtiny
Coat of arms of Křtiny
Křtiny is located in Czech Republic
Křtiny
Křtiny
Location in the Czech Republic
Coordinates: 49°17′49″N 16°44′39″E / 49.29694°N 16.74417°E / 49.29694; 16.74417Coordinates: 49°17′49″N 16°44′39″E / 49.29694°N 16.74417°E / 49.29694; 16.74417
Country Czech Republic
RegionSouth Moravian
DistrictBlansko
First mentioned1237
Government
Area
 • Total11.18 km2 (4.32 sq mi)
Elevation
417 m (1,368 ft)
Population
 (2021-01-01)[1]
 • Total838
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
679 05
Websitewww.krtiny.cz

Křtiny is a market town in Blansko District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 800 inhabitants. It lies on the boundary of the Moravian Karst Protected Landscape Area.

History[edit]

The first written mention of Křtiny is from 1237.[2]

Sights[edit]

Křtiny is known for an significant European pilgrimage site administered by the Premonstratensians. In 1718, a Baroque pilgrim complex was created by the original project of Jan Santini Aichel, but was modified during construction and was never fully completed. It comprises the Church of the Name of the Virgin Mary with a Gothic statue of the Virgin Mary and an ossuary and the adjacent Křtiny Manor from the 19th century, formerly the Provost residence.[3]

In the municipality is the karst show cave Výpustek, formerly a secret army cave shelter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Municipalities – 1 January 2021". Czech Statistical Office. 2021-04-30.
  2. ^ "Krátká historie Křtin" (in Czech). Obec Křtiny. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  3. ^ a b "O Křtinách" (in Czech). Obec Křtiny. Retrieved 2021-11-09.