Žďár nad Sázavou. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora
Žďár nad Sázavou was originally a market town, established on an ancient regional route, and at its inception it was closely linked with the establishment of the Cistercian monastery in 1252.
The pilgrimage church, dedicated to St. John of Nepomuk, was built in the early 1820s. It is the finest work of the architect Jan Blažej Santini and is the most original example of the so-called baroque gothic style. It was built on a five-pointed star plan and is surrounded by a cemetery and cloisters. The church, which is not large in size, defies all description, and this is sufficient reason to make a visit to see it with your own eyes.