Photogallery: CZ: Marianska Tynice – The Museum and Gallery of the North of the Plzensko Region
CZ: Marianska Tynice – The Museum and Gallery of the North of the Plzensko Region
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Mariánská Týnice - the former pilgrimage site of the Cistercian monastery in nearby town of Plasy, with which it has a common history, is associated with miracles. The extensive construction of Proboštia together with the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary designed by the architect Santini. It was created on the site of a medieval pilgrimage church. The museum and gallery of the northern Pilsen region will introduce you to the history of this region and make an exhibition of Baroque and its world, presenting a comprehensive view of the work of the architect Jan Blazej Santini Aichel.
Text and photos: Monika Babická
The small town is situated in southwestern Bohemia near Pilsen and became famous as the birthplace of the most famous Bohemian saint. However, it is worth coming here because of other sights and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Near Pilsen, in the small town of Plasy, there is a cistercian monastery founded by Vladislav II. In 1421, however, the Hussites burned it down. The Baroque appearance of the monastery and adjacent buildings is the work of the architects Jan Blazej Santini-Aichel and Jean Baptist Mathey, who from 1661 to 1739 led the rebuilding works of the monastery to the form we may see today.
In the premises of the former monastery in Plasy which included a brewery, there the Civic Engineering exposition was founded. It focuses on the presentation of traditional building crafts and materials. It also includes the Building Craftsmanship, where you can find, for example, an authentic historical workshop of a tinsmith or lime kiln. Exposition in the oldest parts of Plasy monastery will guide you through the history of the building, from the Middle Ages to the present.
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In the preserved premises of the former brewery at the Plasy monastery, there was an exhibition o...