skip to navigation »

Home > Historical encyclopaedia > Encyclopaedia > Churches, Monasteries > Franciscan Church and Monastery

Franciscan Church and Monastery

Number of views: 14184

Category: Churches, Monasteries

Address: Františkánské náměstí

 
 
 

Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary with the Franciscan Monastery

In 1247, written records first mention Eberhart as the guardian (religious superior) of the Franciscan Order in Cheb. The monastery had been already standing when it hosted the bishop of Regensburg visiting Cheb in 1256. Following a devastating fire in 1270, the monastery was rebuilt on a larger ground plan. The church was consecrated in 1285 and it later witnessed the wedding of King Wenceslas II and Guta (Judith) von Habsburg.

Along with the churches in Jihlava and Teplice, it belongs among the oldest Gothic hall churches in Bohemia and Moravia. The preserved church oratorio had been used by the nuns from the neighbouring Clarisse Monastery before their own church was erected.

The monastery had remained in the possession of the Franciscans until their expulsion in 1951. In 1991, the monastery was returned to the church. At present, it is the property of the town. The church serves as the venue of occasional concerts and it is accessible to the public along with the monastery Paradise Garden, which is lined with a Gothic cross-vaulted ambit.

(RS)

 

A vestry and adjacent portion of walling has been preserved from the original building from the mid-13th Century. A cloister of the convent from the 1st half of the 14th Century is one of the most beautiful landmarks in the town's historical center.

 

Opening hours

Period Days Opening Hours
1. 5. - 31. 10. Tue - Sun 10:00am-12:00am; 12:30am-5:00pm
 

Admission fee

Free

 

Contact Information

Address: Františkánské náměstí

 

Pictures

Franciscan church. View from tower of St. Nicholas . RS 2004

Franciscan church. View from tower of St. Nicholas . RS 2004

Franciscan church. North view. J. Haberzettl around 1900

Franciscan church. North view. J. Haberzettl around 1900

Franciscan church. North view in 1945

Franciscan church. North view in 1945

 
Franciscan church. View of the east choir. 1945

Franciscan church. View of the east choir. 1945

Franciscan church. View from the monastery garden. 1945

Franciscan church. View from the monastery garden. 1945

Franciscan church. East view of the east choir. 1946

Franciscan church. East view of the east choir. 1946

 
Franciscan church. Interior. View of the east choir. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan church. Interior. View of the east choir. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan Church. Interior. View of the west church gallery. 1946

Franciscan Church. Interior. View of the west church gallery. 1946

Franciscan church. Interior.  View of the nave. 1946

Franciscan church. Interior. View of the nave. 1946

 
Franciscan church. Interior. Former Clarisse chapel. 1946

Franciscan church. Interior. Former Clarisse chapel. 1946

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden around 1920

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden around 1920

 
Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden in 1946

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden in 1946

Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor around 1900. J. Haberzettl

Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor around 1940

Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor around 1940

 
Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor in 1946

Franciscan Monastery. Cross-shaped corridor in 1946

Franciscan Monastery. Monastery courtyard from the south. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan Monastery. Monastery courtyard from the south. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan Monastery. Monastery courtyard from the south.  1946

Franciscan Monastery. Monastery courtyard from the south. 1946

 
Franciscan Monastery. Monastery garden from the west. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan Monastery. Monastery garden from the west. J. Haberzettl, 1900

Franciscan Monastery and church.  Aerial view 1995

Franciscan Monastery and church. Aerial view 1995

Franciscan church. Ground plan. Grueber, 1864

Franciscan church. Ground plan. Grueber, 1864

 
Franciscan Monastery. Floor plan of ground floor. V. Prökl, 1846

Franciscan Monastery. Floor plan of ground floor. V. Prökl, 1846

Franciscan Monastery. Floor plan of 1st floor. V. Prökl, 1846

Franciscan Monastery. Floor plan of 1st floor. V. Prökl, 1846

Franciscan church. View of the east choir. V. Prökl around 1845

Franciscan church. View of the east choir. V. Prökl around 1845

 
Franciscan church. North view. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. North view. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. Interior. View of the east choir. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. Interior. View of the east choir. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. Church and monastery courtyard from the south.  Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. Church and monastery courtyard from the south. Kritzler, 1869

 
Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan Monastery. Paradise Garden. Kritzler, 1869

Franciscan church. Interior in 1985

Franciscan church. Interior in 1985

Franciscan church. Interior in 1985

Franciscan church. Interior in 1985

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

Franciscan Church and Monastery 2013

 
 

 
Interactive Encyclopaedia of the Town of Cheb

Interactive Encyclopaedia of the Town of Cheb
Overview of Top 200 Historic Sites in Cheb.