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Námĕstí Augustina Nĕmejce / Plzeňská
(Kostel sv. Jana Nepomuckého)

Svatynĕ Svatý Jana Nepomuckého

Shrine of 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
Ludwig Forstner

Nepomuk /  Svatynĕ Svatý Jana Nepomuckého   Nepomuk /  Svatynĕ Svatý Jana Nepomuckého


Silver (?) statue of St. John of Nepomuk on the main altar.


The church of St. John of Nepomuk in Nepomuk is built on the place where according to the legend the birth house of St. John of Nepomuk stood. In 1639 on that location a church was built, which was consecrated to St. John the Baptist. After the canonisation of St. John of Nepomuk in 1729, this church soon became to small, and in 1734, the church had to make place for the new baroque church, built by Kilián Ignác Dienzenhofer and which was devoted to St. John of Nepomuk.

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:



Location (N 49°29'7" - E 13°34'50")

Item Code: czpl022; Photograph: 17 February 2011
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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