This functionalist temple, designed by Josef Gočár and built in 1930, is one of those buildings you pass every day without stopping to have a proper look. Gočár's church is one of the dominating features of Vršovice. However, it is only after a glimpse inside that you begin to fully acknowledge how genious this building actually is.

The inside of the church provides an amazing experience. Absolutely clear, minimalist, splendidly illuminated interior perfectly illustrates the whole idea of functionalism. Thanks to the gradual roof more light is allowed to enter inside. The church seems majestic yet accessible. It is simple and functional.

The slope where Gočár's building is placed gives the church its unique visage. The church gradually follows the shape of the ground down to a little square and opens with a monumental staircase. The upper side of the square is closed by a semicircle part of the building where there is also an altar. There are tall stained glass windows all around from Josef Kaplický. One should bear in mind that the church was built at a place that was almost empty at the time. Because of this the building must’ve seemed more radical than it does today with the dense housing around Čech's square.




















































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