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Church of St. Anthony of Paduan

The towers are 59m tall and have four floors. The lower two floors are separated on the facia by the cornices. The towers’ windows with lancets are different sizes and shapes on every floor. The largest windows are on the top floor. The roof has the shape of neo-gothic taper square.

In total eight bells were confiscated from both the towers during the First and the Second World Wars. The tower on the right side today houses the bell called Climent molded in 1572 by bell-founder Brikcí from Cimperk. The bell’s weight is around 490 kg. The second tower houses the bell so called the Bell of Freedom, which is a copy of the American Bell of Freedom from 1753. This bell was originally a present from the president Thomas Woodrow Wilson to T.G. Masaryk in memory of the Independence Declaration of the Czech Republic.
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Nov 09 2013 19:32 GMT julie13
Nice capture
Nov 09 2013 20:34 GMT abojovna PRO
Thank you very much for comment, Julie!
Nov 09 2013 22:27 GMT elsje323
great church entry
Nov 10 2013 08:28 GMT hans55 PRO
very nice church entry !!
Nov 10 2013 10:21 GMT bandsix
Nice image, with good history to accompany it, Claudia:)
Nov 11 2013 04:56 GMT martini957
Awesome church & very interesting info

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