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Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn

Prague

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Ranked 3 of 23 sightseeing in Prague

The Church of Our Lady before Tyn dates from 1385, a period when the Hussites were being slaughtered by the Roman Catholics. It has been the main church of the Old Town since the 14th century.

The Gothic church has a baroque interior, along with two spires that can be seen from all over the city. The towers of the church are 80 metres high and are adorned with four small spires.

Constructed under the influence of the Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, the church displays a Gothic style. Controlled by the Hussites for some time, the church was completed during the reign of George of Podebrady.

Below a huge golden chalice, the symbol of the Hussites, George of Podebrady's sculpture was placed on the gable. In 1511, under Matej Rejsek, the southern tower of the church was completed.

In 1626, a sculpture of the Virgin Mary replaced the sculpture of George of Podebrady, after the Battle of White Mountain. The chalice was replaced with a giant halo that was made by melting it down. The old vault was later replaced by a lower baroque vault.

A Gothic sculpture from the Parler workshop adorns the northern portal of the church. A relief depicting the Crucifixion also adorns the northern portal of the church. Paintings by Karel Skreta are located in the early baroque altarpiece.

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Suruchika Singh

Suruchika Singh4.3/5

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A must even for non-tourists

A good place to hang out in day as well as night. Lively and nice entertainment by various artists. Keep your belongings safe, a usual tip is to keep your bags in front. Do keep change handy to tip the guys entertaining everyone for free.
  • A must even for non-tourists

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