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Clarisse Church and Monastery

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Category: Churches, Monasteries

Address: Františkánské náměstí

 
 
 

Church of Saint Claire with Clarisse Monastery

The monastery was built in the vicinity of the Franciscan Monastery in the second half of the 13th century. Since the Clarisse nuns did not have their own church, they attended masses at oratory of the neighbouring Franciscan church. Their own Church of Saint Clare was built in 1456 and in the same year, the main altar and three side altars were consecrated.

In the 1700s, the Clarisse Monastery was in such a dilapidated condition that it had to be demolished. A new convent was built by Christoph Dienzenhofer between the years 1707 and 1709 and consecrated in 1712. After the dissolution of the order in 1782, the building was used for various purposes. It served as an ice storehouse for the local brewery and even as a prison for some time. Since 1912, it houses the town archive. The monastery and the church were acquired by the town in 1923. The town entrusted the church to the Society for the Foundation of a Memorial Hall (i.e. honouring the victims of World War I). In 1945, the interior decorations and furnishings of the memorial hall were destroyed and the building once again became a storehouse – this time for storing confiscated German property.

Today, the former church serves as a concert and exhibition hall. The House of Balthasar Neumann, which serves as a community centre for various gatherings – is located on the monastery grounds.             

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The former church of St. Klara, which was built between 1708 and 1712, is one the most valuable Baroque church buildings in Cheb. The project was authored by Christopher Dienzenhofer. After the order was abolished in 1782, the church was in 1782 de-blessed. Today, there is a concert and exhibition hall of the National Gallery of Fine Arts there.

 

Opening hours

Permanent exhibition of Gothic sculpture and paintings of the 17th and 18 century.

Period

Days Opening Hours
1. 4. - 30. 9. Tue-Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1. 11. - 30. 3. arrangement by phone +420 354 422 450
 

Admission fee

  • Basic - CZK 20
  • Discounted - CZK 10 (seniors 60 let, students, pupils..)
 

Contact Information

Jméno:  GAVU Cheb

Address: Františkánské náměstí

Telefon: +420 354 422 450

E-mail: info@gavu.cz

Web: www.gavu.cz

 

Pictures

Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west. V. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west. V. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. South-east view. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Clarisse Monastery. South-east view. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Clarisse Monastery. View of the building after modification of breakthrough into Divadelní Square. 1902

Clarisse Monastery. View of the building after modification of breakthrough into Divadelní Square. 1902

 
Clarisse Monastery. View of the building after breakthrough. F. Weigand around 1905

Clarisse Monastery. View of the building after breakthrough. F. Weigand around 1905

Clarisse Monastery. View of archive building (from 1912). Around 1940

Clarisse Monastery. View of archive building (from 1912). Around 1940

Clarisse Monastery. View of archive building (from 1912). Around 1946

Clarisse Monastery. View of archive building (from 1912). Around 1946

 
Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery from the north-west. Around 1920

Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery from the north-west. Around 1920

Clarisse Monastery. Passage from Divadelní Square in 1902

Clarisse Monastery. Passage from Divadelní Square in 1902

Clarisse Monastery. Passage from Divadelní Square. Around 1940

Clarisse Monastery. Passage from Divadelní Square. Around 1940

 
Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west around 1920

Clarisse Monastery. Church from the north-west around 1920

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Facade in courtyard around 1920

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Facade in courtyard around 1920

 
Clarisse Monastery. Church. After repairs and opening of memorial hall. Around 1935

Clarisse Monastery. Church. After repairs and opening of memorial hall. Around 1935

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Interior of memorial hall around 1938

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Interior of memorial hall around 1938

Clarisse Monastery. Church after completion of repairs in 1969

Clarisse Monastery. Church after completion of repairs in 1969

 
Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery after completion of repairs in 1970

Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery after completion of repairs in 1970

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Interior of concert hall. Around 1980

Clarisse Monastery. Church. Interior of concert hall. Around 1980

Clarisse Monastery. Garret in 1900. J. Haberzettl

Clarisse Monastery. Garret in 1900. J. Haberzettl

 
Clarisse Monastery. Garret in 1968

Clarisse Monastery. Garret in 1968

Clarisse Monastery. Aerial view. 1999

Clarisse Monastery. Aerial view. 1999

Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of church and monastery. 1755

Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of church and monastery. 1755

 
Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of church and outbuildings. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of church and outbuildings. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of outbuildings. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. Ground plan of outbuildings. Prökl, 1846

Clarisse Monastery. Plan. Facade and longitudinal sectional view. Around 1700

Clarisse Monastery. Plan. Facade and longitudinal sectional view. Around 1700

 
Clarisse Monastery. Church and Franciscan Square. J. Kritzler, 1869

Clarisse Monastery. Church and Franciscan Square. J. Kritzler, 1869

Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery from the south-west. F. Schilhabel around 1875

Clarisse Monastery. Church and monastery from the south-west. F. Schilhabel around 1875

Clarisse Monastery. Interior. Fresco by F. Gruss. 1937

Clarisse Monastery. Interior. Fresco by F. Gruss. 1937

 
Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

 
Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

 
Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

 
Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery 2013

Clarisse Church and Monastery

Clarisse Church and Monastery

Clarisse Church and Monastery

Clarisse Church and Monastery

 
Clarisse Church and Monastery

Clarisse Church and Monastery

 

 
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