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Church of St. Prokop

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Our next target on our way through Prague 3 will be one of the remarkable sacral monuments of the Prague quarter Žižkov. Let´s transfer to Sladkovského náměstí (Sladkovský Square) where we will discover the church of St. Prokop(czech: Kostel sv. Prokopa)

All about: Church of St. Prokop ( Kostel sv. Prokopa ) more read here

Reason of construction Prague 3 - Church of St. Prokop
The construction of the church of  St. Prokop started on October 30th, 1898 on the occassion of the fiftieth anniversary of the reign of Franz Joseph I. The foundation stone was layed by cardinal František Schönborn. Before the church got its present name it was called Jubilee Church just because it was built on the occassion of the anniversasy. The construction was the work of two noted architects,  Josef Mocker and František Mikš.

Construction of the church
The construction of this three-aisled columned church took 5 years. The new Gothic temple was consecrated on September  27th, 1903 which was a credit of the archbishop and cardinal Prince Lev Skrbenský of Hříště. The first vicar was Mons. Eduard Šittler. Due to the projects of the architects more than fifty meters long temple could be constructed with capacity of more than two thousand people. Therefore the church of St. Prokop became another viewpoint of Žižkov. Also the church tower reaches remarkable values being over seventy meters high.

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Now we will explore the church interior which can be entered via two staircases. One of them is northern and the other one at the western side of the building. A very precious frontispiece is placed above the main entrance of the northern side. It is the space in the gable of the portal where you can find a relief of Madonna with a Child taking a model of the church from the local patron Saint Prokop. If you decide to enter the church through the side entrance do not forget to take a look at the statue of St. Vojtěch (St. Adalbert) inviting the visitors to enter the church. Both works above the entrance doors were performed by Josef Pekárek, the student of Josef Václav Myslbek.

The interior
The interior is dominated especially by the Neo-Gothic main altar, another work of the architect Mikš. The altar has four wings with a statue of the patron St. Prokop in the middle. Next to him the evangelists St. Cyril and Methodius are standing. You can also notice the statue of Madonna with baby Jesus from the first half of the 15th century. Yet the most remarkable part of decoration is the picture by a noted Czech painter Karel ŠkrétaSvatý Václav, obránce Prahy proti Švédům (St. Wenceslas, defendor of Prague against Swedes) from 1649. The painting was originally part of the decoration of the Emauzy Monastery.

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Address:
Sladkovského náměstí
130 00,  Praha 3 – Žižkov

GPS: 50°5’2.826″N, 14°27’1.860″E
GPS: 50.0841183N, 14.4505167E

Transport connection:
Tram: 5, 9, 26. 55, 58 – Lipanská station
Bus: 136, 175 – Olšanské náměstí (from here go by tram Nr. 5, 9, 26. 55, 58 as far as Lipanská station)
Metro: A – Flora (from here go by tram Nr.  5, 9, 26. 55, 58 as far as Lipanská station)

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Church of St. Prokop ( Kostel sv. Prokopa ) 50.084133, 14.450476 Church of St. Prokop ( Kostel sv. Prokopa ) Our next target on our way through Prague 3 will be one of the remarkable sacral monuments of the Prague quarter Žižkov. Let´s transfer to Sladkovského náměstí (Sladkovský Square) where we will discover the church of St. Prokop(czech: Kostel sv. Prokopa) [caption id=\"attachment_1406\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Prague 3 - the church of St. Prokop[/caption]

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