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Monastery Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary was built in Tábor by the Augustinians in the 17th century. The foundation stone was laid on September 8, 1642, on the feast day of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary – hence the consecration of the church. The building material was obtained from demolished houses – a total of 44 of them were demolished in the area. Construction continued very slowly, as at the end of the 30-year war, Tábor was ravaged by the Swedes and the Black Plague. An extensive crypt was built under the whole church, to which the remains of buried nobles and burghers were transferred in 1708. The entire construction of the monastery complex was completed in 1666 in the Italian Baroque style. The construction was led by a prominent builder of the time, the Italian Italian Antonio de Alfieri. In front of the monastery, other houses were bought and Klášterní náměstí, today called Mikuláš of Hus, was created. From 1782, Emperor Joseph II began. to disrupt the monasteries of orders that led a meditative life. The Augustinians in the Tábor monastery were also left “until extinction”. And so in 1816 the last monk went to the monastery in Lnáře and the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary remained as a branch in the parish of Tábor. The monastery then gradually served as a prison, barracks and today it is the seat of the Hussite Museum. The church is oriented with the chancel on the west side, this exception was allowed due to access. The facade is decorated with statues of St. Augustine and St. Monica. The main altar and the beautiful pulpit boast rich rich rococo ornaments. Only four of the side altars were left. The other two were moved to the dean’s church and two to the church in Dražice.

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