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Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Prague: 131 reviews and 217 photos

  Our Lady before Tyn Church
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  • Our Lady before Tyn Church - Prague
      Our Lady before Tyn Church
    by balhannah
  • Our Lady before Tyn Church - Prague
      Our Lady before Tyn Church
    by balhannah
  • Our Lady before Tyn Church - Prague
      Our Lady before Tyn Church
    by balhannah
  • Our Lady before Tyn Church - Prague
      Our Lady before Tyn Church
    by balhannah
 

As I walked through the archway from Tynsky, I found I was at the back of a Church - the Church was "Our Lady before Tyn." I knew then, these were the Towers I was trying to find!

In the 11th century, a Romanesque church was located here for foreign merchants coming to the Týn Courtyard. It was built by the Hussites, and is the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. No wonder I could see the towers from far away, they are 80 m high and topped by four small spires.
This Church is sometimes known as "The cathedral of aristocrats," as it was commissioned by wealthy merchants and aristocrats.
How to find an entrance, this was quite a problem, all the doors we locked! I have since found out the Church is closed over lunch-time and on a Monday!

Never mind, a look around the outside of the Church found beautiful decoration's and a magnificent bas-relief representing the crucifixion and scenes of the Passion of Christ.
The history about the Church is by the door at the front of the Church.
If you can, come and view the Church at night when it's lit!

How to get there:
Tramway: lines 17 - 18 stop “Staromìstská”.
Subway Green line A, station “Staromìstská”.

THE CHURCH IS OPEN - March to November - Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 1pm & 3-5pm
On a Sunday only from 10 am - noon
Closed on Mondays.

ASKED IS A DONATION of 25ck or 1 euro.

Address: Staromìstské námìstí 604 - Old Town Square
Phone: +420 222318186
Website: http://www.tyn.cz/

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  • Written Jul 28, 2013
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    it was unfortunately closed for remodelling when i was in prague:(

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jul 30, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      For one reason or another, neither of us have seen the inside :(

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