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Infant Jesus of Prague, Prague

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Inspirational and architecturally significant, Infant Jesus of Prague dates back to the 17th century and remains a fine example of Baroque architecture. Most visitors come to see a waxwork statue of infant Jesus, brought here from Spain in the 1620s. The church's main claim to fame, this figure is said to have protected the city from plague outbreaks and the destruction caused elsewhere by the Thirty Years' War. The focus of worldwide attention, the figure attracts a steady stream of religious travelers, arriving from as far away as Latin America. Don't miss the onsite museum, housing dozens of costumes used to dress up the statue for various religious occasions. Use our Prague trip builder to visit Infant Jesus of Prague on your trip to Prague, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I had trouble finding the entrance because it is behind the Square - but it is worth taking the trouble. You cannot take photos inside, but it is a beautiful church with lots of side altars.  more »
  • This is nice for a Prague church! I say that with respect but the Prague churches are not what this city is famous for, but this one is suprisingly nice!  more »
  • We visited this church on a walking tour, and it was a lovely little church with a statue of baby Jesus which has a long back-story, which I won't go into here - Google it! Photos are allowed and alth...  more »
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  • Being Filipinos, my family is among the 86% who are Catholics in the Philippines. And this church is on the list of religious site to visit in Prague for its miraculous infant Jesus. We were not able to fully appreciate the statue of The Holy Infant Jesus though because it was situated in the midsection of the church and there was an ongoing mass. My mom said the church already transferred the statue’s location. Nonetheless, we felt content seeing it and saying our prayers during our visit.
  • I would highly recommend this Church. It's a lesser known Church but hosts a very powerful statue of Infant Jesus. If you are in Prague, I would strongly suggest this visit.
  • Infant Jesus is very special to me I have been blessed by infant Jesus all my life & when all doors were closed for me only infant Jesus could show me a ray of light & hope.......Opening the doors I wouldn't have imagined even in my dreams....Thank You Infant Jesus for bestowing your blessings on our family.
  • Beautiful Catholic Church, both inside and outside, not very big inside. Offers masses in several languages, especially on Sundays, and a wonderful ensemble for musical accompaniment during celebrations.
  • Beautiful church. We attended the Sunday mass. Brilliant choir with pipe organ.