Glass has appeared as a noble material in churches, basilicas and cathedrals for centuries, when the sun's rays pass through colored stained glass and through thousands of small fragments enter the spiritual space once created by the ideas and visions of monarchs, the art of their architects and the hands of skilled builders…
An equally magical space is the glassworks, which combines the beauty of spirit and creative ideas with the art of glass masters, who embody their breath, sweat and demanding but beautiful work in the hot material…
Jiří Pačinek's Crystal Church is a unique combination of all these attributes and offers the visitor a unique and intense visual experience, consisting of a symbiosis of almost two hundred years old sacred space and contemporary art glass.
Come and see the combination of curves of classicist architecture and light with large-scale sculptures by Jiří Pačinek and his glass colleagues, inspired by fauna and flora, a play of shapes, colors and optical effects. Church Night will provide the most beautiful atmosphere and the opportunity to present this original project, which in addition to the artistic experience wants to bring and generate the restoration of the technical condition of this church in the form of a partial amount of admission, which will be paid month after month .
Opening hours, practical information
The church can be seen every MO - FR from 8 am to 4 pm, ask at Mr. Pačinek's Glassworks (across the street). For tours on weekends, it is necessary to call in advance (+420 608 404 986). The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross can be found in the center of Kunratice near Cvikov, map
Long night of the churches 2021, May 28th 2021 Cancelled (Due to Covid-19 Situation)
The event will also include Jiří Pačinek's evening glassmaking in the neighboring glassworks, during which you will be able to watch the absolute interplay of his glassmaking team and the birth of an impressive crystal work from 9 pm to 11 pm, a time completely atypical for the glassworks! Admission to the church and to the glassworks free (May 28th, 2020)
- The village of Kunratice near Cvikov
- Roman Catholic parish of Cvikov
- Crystal Valley