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Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague

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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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  • Of the many sights of Prague Church of our Lady before Týn is the most significant and unique. It represents the current church, built in Gothic style with Baroque elements the famous German architect and sculptor p. Parler. First of all, the Church of our Lady before tyn is an outstanding building of the Czech capital, with towering towers above colorful roofs of buildings the old town square. this jewel among the artifacts in Prague-the old body of the Týn church.
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  • This church makes for great photographic opportunities, and don't miss seeing it at night, when the thin-looking tower ramparts have a soft orange glow. Can be a little confusing to get into, through ...  more »
  • A church that for history consists of two different architectural styles and that has its entrance through the terrace of a restaurant. To visit absolutely!
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  • Prague is often called the City of a Thousand Spires. Even a major landmark in the city’s Old Town, the Church of Our Lady Before Týn feature multiple spires. The church is an important backdrop in the religious history of Prague and Bohemia, being the central church controlled by the Hussites, the pre-cursor to Luther’s Reformation. Like many parts of Europe during the Middle Ages or even during the Renaissance, religion is the central theme in conflict and in Bohemia, the tension between the Hussites and the Catholics resulted in several crusades waged in the Hussite Wars. This church, once a Hussite church later reverted back into a Catholic church.
  • Probably the most photographed structure in the Old Town Square. Its design is similar to that of the Old Town Hall. I'm not sure if there is access to this church. Very commanding.
  • Beautiful looking church. I saw it only from outside. But it look very interesting.
  • Very cool. The entrance is a big hard to find. You sort of have to go through other buildings to get to the church.
  • Whatever your religion, pay a visit to the beautiful church is recommented and enjoy your meal in the restaurant facing the square.