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Church of Our Lady in Grunta - Saving of Rural Site

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Central Bohemian Region
Title of the ProgrammeCulture
Title of the ProjectChurch of Our Lady in Grunta - Saving of Rural Site
Number of the ProjectKU-CH1-073
Project Promoter

Roman Catholic Parish - Archdeanery Kutná Hora

Project Partner from Donor State

Chuch of Norway (NOR)

Czech Partner

Church Nursery School of St. Jacob in Kutná Hora, Two-year Catholic High School and Nursery School Muzeum and Local History Association "Včela Čáslavská", Municipality of Grunta


Project duration (phase of the project): 05/2021 – 04/2024

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Target group: Children and youth (0-17), General public

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Total Eligible Costs

1 665 890 EUR


1 499 301 EUR (90 %)

Project description:

The aim of this project is to save the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Grunta, which is an important Neo-Romanesque-Art Nouveau cultural monument and is one of the largest and most valuable rural buildings of this type. The artistically most interesting and valuable part of the whole church is its interior wall painting, which is unparalleled in the Czech countryside. The main essence of the problem is the state of emergency of this monument.

The salvation of the church consists of carrying out construction and restoration work, which will restore the church. First of all, subsoil and foundations will be stabilized in order to avoid the spread of static failures and possible subsequent collapse. The trusses of the nave, presbytery and towers will be repaired as well as the copper roofing on the towers. The damp masonry in the interior of the plinth area will be fixed, the external facade will be restored securing the masonry and cracks in the walls, vaults and floor will be repaired. Further activities will involve the restoration of stone elements in the interior, top crosses and stained-glass windows. Also, the wiring and interior lighting will be renovated.

We aim to open the cultural heritage of our country to wider public. We will carry out a bilateral activity together with a Norwegian partner in the form of cooperation on the opening of the church building for all and its new function in the contemporary society. With the help of partners of the Church Nursery School of St. Jakub in Kutná Hora and the Two-Year Catholic High School and Nursery School we will create educational programs aimed at involving children and young people as an important part of preserving cultural heritage and contributing to national and cultural identity. In partnership with the Museum Association “The Čáslavská Bee” we will create an information leaflet that will raise awareness of the cultural monument, its renewal and support from the EEA funds.