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Bartošovice v Orlických horách
Královéhradecký kraj

Road 311, near nr. 8 in the east end of village

Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Saint John of Nepomuk

Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393
confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges


Bartošovice v Orlických horách /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký   Bartošovice v Orlických horách /  Svatý Jan Nepomucký


Stone statue of St. John of Nepomuk near a small bridge over the Bartošovicý potok. On the front of the pedestal a relief of the wounds of Christ: a heart with the pierced hands and feet of Christ.



Bartošovice v Orlických horách - Svatý Jan Nepomucký

Statues of Saint John of Nepomuk

The figure of Saint John of Nepomuk is often encountered in Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Poland and Lithuania. He is usually portrayed with As additional figures there are often one of more little angels, respectively There are several sites listing statues of Saint John of Nepomuk:

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Locatie (N 50°9'46" - E 16°33'32")

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