Žižkov Atrium

Architect: Není znám

Year of completion: 1719

The small church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross stood a few kilometers beyond the newly constructed Baroque walls of Prague at the time of its creation. It was surrounded only by a plague cemetery and a few homesteads. In the second half of the 18th century, it was damaged due to an invasion by Prussian troops. Since then, the church fell into disrepair, and as burials ceased in the adjacent cemetery, the chapel was also destroyed. Gradually, a town began to grow around it, and in the 1960s and 1970s, extensive efforts were made to transform the former sacred building into a facility serving the residents, which succeeded in 1984. Since then, Atrium in Žižkov has become a meeting place, hosting concerts and exhibitions. The church features a Baroque gable with volutes and a monumental sandstone portal. A modern extension has been added to the church, where a gallery and café are now located. In the local atrium, you will also find an artistic fountain. At the entrance, you will be greeted by a sculpture of a sitting girl and an expressive quote by Jan Werich.

Čajkovského 12, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov
Čajkovského 12, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov

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