Church monuments

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Church towers are like pointed fingers of history that help us to remember our past. It is entirely up to you to decide whether you prefer the atmosphere of majestic churches, mystic monasteries or intimate chapels. Or perhaps you want to get little scared in a tomb...

The Augustinian Monastery in Vrchlabí combines Baroque architecture with Classicism and features excellent acoustics. In Česká Lípa, you can find another Augustinian Monastery with the Church of All Saints and a Loretto Chapel in the middle of the cloister courtyard. The underground system of the Johannite Monastery of St. Zdislava in Český Dub is part of a commandery that has only been recently discovered. In Mnichovo Hradište, you can see a complex of a Capuchin Monastery and the Church of Three Kings.

The Church of St. Joseph in Pěnčín was built by famous doctor and healer Johann Josef Kittel. There is also a former parish house, Kittel´s house, and museum where you can see an interactive exhibition and learn interesting facts about the famous locals and the richness of natural healing.

The Baroque Church of St. Archangel Michael in Smržovka is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Liberec Region. The Church of the Bohemian Brethren reminds of the famous history of Mladá Boleslav, a town that used to be the centre of the Unity of the Brethren . A wooden Greek Orthodox church with a richly carved altar was brought to Nová Paka from Carpatho-Ukraine.

The Church of the Nativity of Mary in Turnov is one of the largest Neo-Gothic structures in Central Europe. The Church of St. Anthony the Great, with a narrow 70-meter tall tower, is one of the best in Liberec.

The Loretto Chapel of St. Martin in Kosmonosy is a gem that is also known far outside the Czech border. The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre in Mimoň is a copy of a church of the same name in Jerusalem. You definitely should not miss the Chapel of St. Elisabeth in Harrachov, with its unique glass bell, an altar with Venetian mirrors and stained-glass windows. The Chapel of the Holy Cross in Jiřetín pod Ledlovou is famous because of the legend of a magic cross. The Baroque Chapel of the Elevation of the Holy Cross lies in a forest near Jesenné.

The Harrachov Tomb of the Holy Cross in Horní Branná is a unique structure in Central Europe, built in the Byzantine and Renaissance styles.