The leaning Church of St Peter of Alcantara – the “Czech Pisa”

IMG_7184 The ground where this church stands has sunk by 37 metres in just a few decades due to the collapse of mine tunnels under the site. Now the church is leaning 6.8 degrees to the south – but it is still standing, and it has become a unique and renowned tourist attraction. It leans almost as much as the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, and its history is just as fascinating in its own way. In fact, the church’s history mirrors the history of the entire town. Visitors can enjoy the strange sensation of standing on level ground while the building next to you seems to be falling down – and of course it’s a perfect photo opportunity! The church is listed in the Czech Book of Records and Curiosities – it’s officially the most leaning church in the country!


 

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