Klatovy – Archdeacon Church of Virgin Mary Nativity

Today it is the oldest preserved building in the town. It was built as soon as in the 13th century and it has been serving as a parish church ever since. Due to adaptations made after 1400, the original shape was entirely replaced by a unique hall sanctuary that was completed after 1550, with an airy nave and late Gothic stellar vaulting. On the main altar, the Klatovy Virgin Mary painting is being exhibited, originally from the small Italian town of Re, which in 1685 shed blood miraculously, attracting thus thousands of pilgrims to Klatovy every year. Nowadays, the event is commemorated during a procession under the Virgin Mary painting, held within the frame of the Klatovy, fair every year, at the second weekend of July.