Ursuline Convent

The monumental Baroque convent of Ursulines was built according to Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer´s design. A part of the building serves as a school and a part is headquarters of Kutná Hora Wine Cellars.

The Ursuline Convent was erected in 1738-1743 after a design of Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer. Like his father Christian, Kilian Ignaz was an outstanding Baroque architect and builder.
Built on a square ground plan, the project originally included, on the diagonal axis, a church, which tower was designed as having a diameter of 19 metres. The dome would have been Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer's largest work of this type. However, the project was halted for a lack of financial resources in 1743. Only two wings of the convent were built according to the original design. Instead of the monumental church, a chapel was added at the south-eastern wing in 1895-1901.
The convent had been built for the Ursuline order but the nuns were expelled in 1950. After 1989, the building was returned to the order.

The building serves mainly as a Catholic secondary school and as Kutná Hora Wine Cellars.

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