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Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Boasting a pair of unmistakable spires, Church of Our Lady before Týn is one of the symbols of the city, dominating the skyline of its old town. Originally built to service primarily foreign merchants visiting the city on business, the church features a Gothic exterior and Baroque interior. You may have to stand far back to fully appreciate the building's 80 m (262 m) high Gothic towers, completed in the early 1500s. Much easier to see from a comfortable perspective, the interior notably includes a Rococo altar and the tomb of Tycho Brahe, a distinguished astronomer and royal consultant. Use our Prague vacation generator to visit Church of Our Lady before Týn on your trip to Prague, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Majestic, it overlooks the square of the old town of Pragues. The inside is very beautiful! It is advised to give €1 per person minimum entry. It is closed on Monday. Photos prohibited
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  • This really old church, first built as Romanesque, now has mainly gothic appearance with elements of baroque décor. The latter is solemnly grim there with black and gold predominating. For me, the mos...  read more »
  • Walt Disney eat your heart out. This is the real thing. It's ironic that something so imposing is in a country that has about 90% atheist population. In the nighttime its all lit up and probable the p...  read more »
  • The Disney land looks like building is situated in the main square of the Prague. The view is more iconic when the weather is more cloudy. The blackish building looks like black Taj Mahal of Prague.
  • Beautiful church in the heart of Prague. The entrance can be hard to find, but the inside has a very distinct (compared to most Western European churches), beautiful style.
  • Gothic church that is near the Old town square in Prague. There are some shops and a cafe in front of it,, so all you see from the square is the two towers. There is a passage between 2 shops, or you can enter through Via Musica. A great gothic facade that you cannot really visualize, as the courtyard before is is fairly small. The interior is gothic. Make sure you stop by the grave and memorial to Tycho Brahe.
  • Tip: This church is brightly lighted up in the evening, and looks beautiful from the main square!
  • More beautiful on the outside than the inside.
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