Dear visitors,

Let us inform you that till 15 June 2022  the tours of interior of St.Bartholomew´s Church are stopped, owing to ongoing construction work.

Substitute guided tours including St.Bartholomew´s exterior and Ossuary will take place on the hour except the noon. On account of lower visitor comfort, the admission is reduced by 50%.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

St. Bartholomew's Church today: closed
Interiors of historic buildings today: 9–12 13–17h
Outer bailey gardens today: 8–20h
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St. Bartholomew's Church

The pearl of all the hillock. Petr Parléř enriched Kolín with one of the most original works of gothic architecture of Luxemburg era. The church interior includes series of valuable monuments of art.


History

One of the most significant sights of Gothic architecture in Central Europe was founded in 1260s. A hundred years after a vast (and unfinished) reconstruction of the church started, under the supervision of Petr Parléř. During the reconstruction a remarkable cathedral choir-loft was created. After other alterations during 15th century the church was preserved in its medieval look until the destructive fire in 1796. The building was not properly rebuilt until the turn of 19th and 20th century according to the project of architect Josef Mocker.