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Church of St. John of Nepomuk in Zelena Hora - Great Attractions (Zelena Hora, Czech Republic)

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Take a tour of Church of St. John of Nepomuk in Zelena Hora in Zelena Hora, Czech Republic - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.

Standing as a symbolic pilgrimage site in Zelena Hora, Czech Republic is the Church of St. John of Nepomuk.

The building was created by a prominent Czech architect and designer who used both Baroque and Gothic styles in its construction.

Saint John is known for being a Christian martyr, and gained his acclaim when his decayed remains left only his tongue preserved.

The Church of St. John of Nepomuk was built shortly thereafter when Saint John was sanctified by the Catholic Church.

Santini was the one who decided to construct the church using symbols of the tongue and the numbers 5 and 3 due to Saint John's death at age 53.

The church is littered with symbolic images, both in its architecture and decor, and is frequented by pilgrims.

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