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Santini in the Heart of Europe

Perhaps no other artistic work has gone down in history so deeply in the appearance of the Czech lands as the baroque architecture. Works of the baroque architects enrich the resemblance of our towns and villages and give the landscape an original rhythm and harmony. The architect Jan Santini Aichl belongs among the personalities who markedly surpassed the horizon of their time. These pages have been dedicated to his personality and work. The authors thank all the people who have provided their records and data, first of all Prof. PhDr. Mojmir Horyna for his profound sources of enlightenment.

The information and the texts on these pages are only in outline and can be complemented and extended following your personal experience and knowledge. The contents should be just as varied and meaningful as the work of Jan Santini Aichl.

Events Calendar



  • 25. 3. 2008
    Café In the Chapel
    Vladimi Vaclavek, solo recital
    f the alternative musician, guitarist and singer, participant of projects of the music group Dunaj and Iva Bittova
  • 25. 4. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Children's Day
    full of games and competitions
  • 18. 5. 2008
    Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk on Zelena hora
    Traditional St John's Pilgrimage Day
  • 21. 5. 2008, 16.30
    Castle halls
    Concert of baroque music
    with the attendance of representatives of French culture, performed by Belladonna Trio
  • 22. _ 25. 5. 2008
    Castle halls
    XIV. International Symposium of Reproductive Immunologists
    organized by Castle Administration only for the invited conferees
  • 13. 6. 2008, 19.30
    Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk on Zelena hora
    Festival Concentus Moraviae, Fraternitas Litteratorum
  • 26. 6. 2008, 19.30
    Baroque halls
    Festival Concentus Moraviae, festive concert, Peter GuÍas - cembalo
  • 28. 6. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Dancing evening for the young
  • 29. 6. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Festival of brass music
  • 11. 7. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Concert programme of the favourite duo Eva and Vasek
  • 12. 7. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Dancing evening for the young
  • 26. 7. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Dancing evening for the young
  • 16. 8. 2008
    Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the castle premises
    Monastery pilgrimage fair and parish social evening
  • 21. _ 23. 8. 2008
    1st courtyard of the castle
    Horacky dzbanek 2008
    (The Highlander's Jug) – traditional folk festival
  • 30. 8. 2008, from 9:00 to 17:00
    Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and the castle premises
    Traditional diocesan pilgrimage fair of families
  • 20. 8. 2008, from 18.00 to 24.00
    Convent building and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
    Monastery night
    meeting of the friends of history and culture of the Zdar monastery

News

  • Kláąterní noc


    Putování za historií a kulturou ľďárského kláątera
    První zářijovou sobotu budou uľ po čtvrté svítit okna ľďárského kláątera dlouho do noci. Odehraje se zde daląí ročník jiľ tradičního setkání přátel a příznivců historického areálu, zaloľeného v roce 1252 cisterciáckými mnichy na břehu řeky Sázavy. Stejně tak, jako předchozí akce, bude i tento projekt věnován z velké části jedné konkrétní osobnosti. Tou je pravděpodobně největąí český architekt vąech dob, Jan Santini Aichl. Stavitel, který vyprojektoval a postavil ve stylu gotického baroka desítky staveb nejen v českých a moravských zemích, ale zanechal své historické osobní dědictví právě ve ľďárském areálu. Jeden z největąích znalců barokní historie - profesor Zdenek Kalista, význačně pojmenoval ľďárský prostor (ľďárské ohnisko gotického baroka), stylu, který zazářil jako jasný paprsek, aby po smrti Santiniho nenaąel následovníky a stal se tak jakýmsi majákem zářícím do celého světa.
  • 330 years of Santini


    Slightly in the shadow of the imposing celebration of foundation of the town Zdar nad Sazavou, there is an event which notably influenced the importance of this town within the cultural history of our country. On the 4th February of 1677, in a small house, near by the Prague St Vitus's Cathedral, the first son was born to the Aichel's married couple. He was baptized Jan Blazej and the Italian paternal family surname Santini was joined.

Contact

Information and Tourist Centre
591 02 Zdar nad Sazavou 2
Phone: ++420 566 629 152
Fax: ++420 566 629 331
E-mail:info@santini.cz

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