Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague

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Boasting a pair of unmistakable spires, Church of Our Lady before Tyn 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. To visit Church of Our Lady before Tyn on your trip to Prague, use our Prague trip itinerary planner.
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  • It's a little hard to find the entrance as buildings have been built right up next to the church. You have to go in through a restaurant or a ticket office for theater or opera. The guy monitoring.....  more
    It's a little hard to find the entrance as buildings have been built right up next to the church. You have to go in through a restaurant or a ticket office for theater or opera. The guy monitoring.....  more »
  • This church is totally amazing. It dominates the huge old town square. The spires have so much detail and are so dark. It’s an awesome experience to see it and think about what it has “seen” over... 
    This church is totally amazing. It dominates the huge old town square. The spires have so much detail and are so dark. It’s an awesome experience to see it and think about what it has “seen” over...  more »
  • Old Town Square is without a shadow of a doubt the number one tourist destination in Prague and dominating this square is Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn . Dating back to the 14th century, its one of... 
    Old Town Square is without a shadow of a doubt the number one tourist destination in Prague and dominating this square is Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn . Dating back to the 14th century, its one of...  more »
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  • The distinct Gothic twin towers of this church are visible from large portion of old town area. The towers are very ornate with the signature Gothic spires that reached into the skies. It is almost as iconic to Prague as the Eiffel tower for Paris. Visitors are free to enter and visit during the day. It is amazing for a building of this size and scale to be built in 1400s. The furniture inside is Baroque in style, with intricate wood carving altars. There is also an antique organ in the church.
  • A beautiful building, but one of the coldest welcomes from a church. There are signs stating "no photos, no eating, no drinking, no touching and no talking". The seating is barriered off other than a few seats in a corner, there's no welcome for those wanting to pray. A genuinely quite depressing welcome despite the beauty all around.
  • Outside is beautiful, but the inside isn't particularly unique. It's nice that's a free visit however, in comparison to the rest of the old town. No photos allowed inside
  • An absolutely stunning church inside & out. The organ music is amazing and completes the atmosphere, making it just perfect. A must visit!
  • Church of Our Lady before Týn on Prague Old Town Visited on 24/9/2019 Church of Our Lady before Týn is also translated as Church of Mother of God before Týn. It is a Gothic church, with two towers, and each tower's spire is topped by eight smaller spires in two layers of four.

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