A Catholic church was built in the spirit of Romantic Historicism, or in the spirit of neo-Gothic, if you like, on the edge of a park in Šanov.

The building went up in the years 1864 - 1877, financed from public collections, and due to the hilly terrain, the southern part of the church is located on an artificial terrace. The material used, fair-face bricks, is very rarely used in the Czech lands for the construction of sacred structures, though you can see this material used in other buildings in Teplice.

The church was consecrated to St Elizabeth, a Hungarian princess who was wed in 1221 to the ruler of Thuringia, which is also where the founder of the Benedictine convent in Teplice, the Czech Queen Judith of Thuringia, was from.