Franciscan Church

Franciscan Church

The Franciscan Chapel and Monestary are apparently amongst the oldest remaining buildings in Plzeň dating from the 13th century which means they survived both the Hussite and Thirty Years wars.

Franciscan Church 1950s
Franciscan Church 1950s
Photograph © Copyright George Krejci

 

My 1985 guide of Plzeň (I really should try and find a more up-to-date reference!) labels the chapel seen in these photographs as Nanabevzetí Panny Marie which seems to translate as The Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

I don’t really understand religeous matters and so would refer you to the University’s page which details the history of the Franciscan Church.

Franciscan Church 1993
Franciscan Church 1993
Photograph © Copyright 1993 Clive Porter

During my visits to Plzeň the church and monestary weren’t open to the public as far as I remember however I believe they have now been restored and visits are possible.

Franciscan Church 2004
Franciscan Church 2004
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These three photographs show the view from the entrance on Františkánská ulice.

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