Mariánská Týnice will be a national cultural monument

12. February 2018 10:34, aktualizováno 09:34, Milada Soukupová

The place of pilgrimage Marianská Týnice will become a national cultural monument from 1 July 2018. The government approved a decree on declaring certain cultural monuments as national cultural monuments at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

A set of 19 monuments declared as national cultural monuments comprises important pilgrimage sites, which represent the architectural landmarks of various types of buildings in the landscape, including their preserved spiritual significance. The Pilsen Region is represented among the newly declared national cultural monuments by the pilgrimage complex Mariánská Týnice with the Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.

The complex of Mariánská Týnice with the pilgrimage Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, cloisters and provostry, built by Plasy Monastery according to Jan Blažej Santini’s design in the years 1711-1768, is located 35 km north of Pilsen near Kralovice. Owned by the Pilsen Region, it is the seat of the Museum and Gallery of the Northern Pilsen Region. At the beginning of the 20th century, the site was on the brink of destruction, because after the abolition of Plasy Monastery, to which it belonged, it was not in appropriate use since 1785  and  gradually  dilapidated  until  the dome of the church  collapsed  in 1920.  The establishment of
a museum, which has been in the premises of the provostry since 1952, was salvation for the beautiful but neglected monument. Mariánská Týnice has been restored since 1993; the complex underwent a miraculous change during the 20th century, when it became an admirable monument, and now belongs to one of the best kept sites in the Pilsen Region /more information on:http://www.marianskatynice.cz/index.php?lang=english/.

National cultural monuments represent the most important part of the nation's cultural wealth. There are now twenty-two immovable and two movable national cultural monuments in the territory of the Pilsen Region.