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|ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA||CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Zlínský kraj||Zlín region|
Hostýn or Svatý Hostýn (735 m) is a hill in the Hostýnské hills. It is a mjor Marian pilgrimage site. The complex includes the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, hostels for pilgrims and a lookout tower. The earliest mentioning of Hostýn hill as a pilgrimage site dates back to 1625.
The pilgrimage church on top of the
Hostýn hill (735 m) was built 17211748 in Baroque-Neoromanesque style in
place of an older church. The new church was destroyed by a fire in 1769 but was
rebuilt two years later. Emperor Joseph II ordered its closure, but it was
restored completely in 1845 under Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria.
the pilgrimage church received the title of a Basilica minor in 1982.