Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Karlovy Vary

Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Karlovy Vary

A church in the style of High Baroque located in the centre of the world renowned spa town

The monumental Baroque Church of St. Mary Magdalene, designed by Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer, architect of the most famous Czech Baroque buildings, is situated right in the centre of Karlovy Vary next to the thermal spring where hot water gushes from the ground. Dientzenhofer unleashed his imagination and designed a church with an elliptic layout and many niches and side chapels. While tasting the healing water from the hot springs of Karlovy Vary, you should also come and see the craftsmanship of old Baroque masters.  
The Baroque Church of St. Mary Magdalene was built in the years 1733-1736 following the design of the prominent architect of Czech Baroque. In the Interior of the church you can see richly decorated Baroque furnishing from the 18th century, including Baroque altar paintings. There are also Gothic sculptures from the original church that was torn down.

In the underground of the church, a unique sepulchral crypt of the original church has been preserved where the human remains from a former cemetery are buried. There you can also see the Altar of the Holy Grave, the biblical scene of the Garden of Gethsemane, Calvary, an ossuary and unique proof of how ingeniously the foundations of the Baroque building were laid.

How to get there

The church is not difficult to find as it stands right in the centre of Karlovy Vary, only about 100 metres from the Colonnade, so you definitely will not miss it.


Náměstí Svobody 1, 360 01 Karlovy Vary