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Bell tower in Horečky - the Beskids keeper

For construction of the bell tower was intentionally chosen an unique location of Horečky in the Beskids mountains, on the border of the municipality of Trojanovice and the city of Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. In the nearby inn Rekovice, Antonín Bača Horečka was born, who most contributed to the emergence of community Trojanovice and its autonomy in 1748. The project initiator is the civic association Naše Beskydy fighting for years against the opening of several coal mines in the heart of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids. The authors of the project are Kamil Mrva and Martin Rosa. The building was created by work of many volunteers and citizens and it demonstrates disagreement with the mining of coal in the Beskids. As a symbolic contribution to the struggle against the miner's plans, the bell tolls the passing of the Frenštát mine. The modern appearence and traditional craftmanship used to build the bell tower symbolise the vision of a better future as well as a return to traditional values. The bell tower consists of three, 8 m long larch poles, carrying a 30 kg bell. The bell comes from the workshop in Halenkov and it is decorated with the names of towns and villages which are united against the plans of the mining in the Beskids. The bell tower is supplemented by an asymmetric object with a silhouette of a traditional house with a gabled roof. The construction is all-wood. You can see from here Velký Javorník (918 m) ort he colliery in Frenštát pod Radhoštěm. Today conserved the Frenštát mine of an area of 63 km2 was built by the governement in the 1980s. The reserves consist of two bearings: Frenštát-west and Frenštát-east.

GPS position

N 49° 32.287', E 18° 11.538'



Geopark Podbeskydí / Občanské sdružení Hájenka
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