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Convent of the Sisters of Mercy

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Address: Hradební

 
 
 

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

Founded in 1856, the congregation arrived in Cheb in 1864. The first four nuns occupied a modest flat in Kamenná Street and they attended the sick. However, as the sisters also focused on educating youth, they presently moved to Hradební Street in 1869. Gradually, the congregation purchased houses on the west side of the street where it mostly opened schools. In the mid 1930s, the schools employed 80 teachers and were attended by 1,200 female pupils. The nuns also worked as nurses at the local hospital and cared for the sick at the almshouse by the road to Pomezí (Myslivna).  Under such circumstances, the congregation decided to build a new convent. The new convent with the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross was constructed between the years 1930 and 1932 on the west side of the present-day 17. listopadu Street. The congregation was expelled in the 1950s. Even though the former convent was managed by the Ministry of the Interior (Border Guard) in the subsequent decades, it faced utter devastation only in the 1990s.

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The building serves educational purposes.

 

Contact Information

Address: Hradební

 

Pictures

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school. View towards Dlouhá Street. J. Haberzettl, 4 May 1905

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school. View towards Dlouhá Street. J. Haberzettl, 4 May 1905

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school in the southern part of Hradební Street. J. Haberzettl, 9 July 1900

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school in the southern part of Hradební Street. J. Haberzettl, 9 July 1900

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school in the courtyard in the southern part of Hradební Street. J. Haberzettl, 9 July 1900

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Prior to construction of adjoining school in the courtyard in the southern part of Hradební Street. J. Haberzettl, 9 July 1900

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Commencement of school construction. J. Haberzettl, 11 July 1905

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Commencement of school construction. J. Haberzettl, 11 July 1905

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Construction of chapel. J. Haberzettl, 14 February 1901

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Construction of chapel. J. Haberzettl, 14 February 1901

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Chapel interior. J. Haberzettl, 14 February 1901

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Chapel interior. J. Haberzettl, 14 February 1901

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Hradební Street around 1910

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Hradební Street around 1910

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Convent garden around 1910

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Convent garden around 1910

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. School hall

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. School hall

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. New church in 17. listopadu Street 1946

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. New church in 17. listopadu Street 1946

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Interior of church in 17. listopadu Street 1946

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Interior of church in 17. listopadu Street 1946

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Aerial view. 1927

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Aerial view. 1927

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Overall view of the convent in Hradební Street. Around 1915

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Overall view of the convent in Hradební Street. Around 1915

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Convent garden. J. Kitzler, 1875

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy. Convent garden. J. Kitzler, 1875

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

 
Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

Convent of the Sisters of Mercy 2013

 

 
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