The Piarist Church

The area of the Piarist Church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross is located in Litomyšl on a hill eastwards from the main square, in the neighbourhood of the castle. It includes the church, the building of former Piarist college and a garden. The neighbouring building is the former Piarist grammar school, today’s Regional Museum in Litomyšl.

The baroque church from early 18th century was struck by several fires in the past which is the reason why the inner paintings and features have not been conserved. Under the communist regime, the church was closed and even used as a warehouse accessed by trucks. In 2015 a vast reconstruction was finished and some contemporary features were added to the interiors (a bridge on the first floor, the lightning sacrifice table). On the first floor, there is a permanent exposition of sacral art. The crypt and the view platform between the two towers are accessible. The church is used not only for religious ceremonies, but also for concerts, exhibitions and weddings. 

GPS: 49.8719925N, 16.3124839E

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