Replica of historic wooden church opens to public

A replica of a wooden church that was destroyed by arson after having stood for more than 450 years in the village of Třinec-Guty, near the border with Poland, first opened to the public on June 6.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the first mass celebrated in the church was attended by a limited number of believers but was broadcast live by Czech Television.

The wooden Corpus Christi church dating back to the year 1562 was one of the best preserved wooden churches in the country. It boasted priceless wood carved interiors and paintings dating back to the first half of the 16th century, which were completely destroyed by the blaze. The wooden replica and new pipe organ cost close to 30 million crowns.