The Chapel of the Saint John of Nepomuk


The Chapel was built in the 1st quarter of the 18th century by Countess Maria Margaret of Wallenstein from the estate of her husband, Franz Joseph, the Count of Wallenstein. The chapel’s current appearance dates from the 19th century, when the castle was owned by Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal.

The mural was painted by the Turnov artists, Jan Prousek and Karel Zapp.

The statue of Saint John of Nepomuk on the main altar is the work of the Kosmonosy sculptor Josef Jiří Jelínek, while the painting of the saint is probably the work of the Turnov painter Jan Jiří Hertl.

The chapel’s interior houses the originals of the statues which were made by Josef Jiří Jelínek of Kosmonosy and were originally part of the baroque decoration on the bridges. The statues represent the patron saints of Bohemia. They are: St. Ludmilla, St. Wenceslas, St. John of Nepomuk, St. Adalbert, St. Margaret, St. Walpurga, St. Procopius, St. Vitas, Saint Joseph and the blessed Ivana.

The chapel areas are used for concerts and wedding ceremonies.

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