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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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  • During a visit in this church, one must remember to go into the back of the Church to the right and up the stairs, where there is an exhibition of various "Jesus dresses". Here is also exhibited a Crown of gold, which the Pope has given the Church as thanks
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  • It's always been in my list of places to visit when in Prague. Went on a Sunday afternoon to purposely go to its gift shop. It closes at about 530pm, just in time for the last mass of the day. Perfect...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church, even for a heretic to visit!! Home of the famous child of prague it is another must see place if visiting this beautiful city.  more »
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  • I am not so much of a religious person. However if you are then you would probably rate this higher. The chruch is a small one but very well maintained. Once you enter the church on the right is the idol of infant Jesus. The decorations are very pretty and the church is very quiet and peaceful. They have an English mass at sometime in the afternoon. Am not sure of the timings but around 1pm. At the exit they also have a small gift shop with fairly priced items.
  • The legend says if a woman cannot get pregnant, she shall come in this church and she will be blessed by god.
  • You'll se a lot of people coming here just for taking a look to the Jesus statue. I did the same and saw nothing special. This looks more like a place to religious people than for tourists. As a tourist I was disappointed.
  • Very nice church. Worth a visit
  • This is a beautiful monastery from outside and inside. Make sure to come check it out!