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Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn ( Kostel Panny Marie pred Tynem)

Staromestske namesti | Stare Mesto (Old Town), Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #36 of 318 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: One of the symbols of Prague, the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is the dominant feature in the Old Town. The church was built in the 14th... more » Owner description: One of the symbols of Prague, the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is the dominant feature in the Old Town. The church was built in the 14th century and used to be a primary place of worship for foreign merchants visiting the city. « less
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Prague, Czech Republic
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Aisles in the neigherbood this church is the world of my childhood. There was really mystic world, which is irrecoverably lost. Mysterious atmosphere the ancient church with all old stories exists only in our memories and maybe within a few the dark nights in the year. The confusion of the modern world pushed away the beauty of the past. Have... More

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New York City, New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church located in the Old Town and a short walk from the old town hall. It also has a quaint square of restaurants in front. Worth checking out!

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Within the vicinity of the Astronomical clock, you could do a visit of the clock, the church and the old town square together.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is an amazing church and you must see it at night and take some making photos. Whoever set up the lighting is a genius. You can take the best photos from the astrological clock.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of my favorite buildings in Prague!! Visible from almost every part, it stands out from the surroundings with the unusual colors. It' located on the Old Town Square and its unforgettable at least!

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Denville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The church was closed two days in the row - Sunday and Monday,we were disappointed as were other people trying to visit. The entrance is somewhat hidden and on our past visits we did not make the time to go in. Maybe next time. It has been years since I was inside and hope to have a better luck next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

To look for the entrance just go through the tiny sales office for concert tickets. The paintings in the church and the subtle beauty of some of the art pieces inside are worth your visit. It really is "our lady's" church with paintings and sculptures reminding the visitor of Mary Magdalene. The church may not have the "wow" factor inside,... More

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Tyn church is also called the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn. Towering over Old Square, the spires can be seen from most everywhere in Prague. Although at first glance, the spires appear to be identical, they are not. They are meant to represent the male and female parts of the world (yin and yang) with the larger side representing... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Almost every tourist in Prague has seen this church's imposing facade. However, far fewer venture inside. This church is another medieval site that deserves attention both for its antiquity and beauty. Inside, not only are the high vaults worth seeing but more so the Baroque sculptural decorations, some of which could be museum pieces. Basically, you'll see this site from... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Prague is full of stunning churches but this one beats the lot! Cant miss it as its right on Old Town Square. A must see on a visit to Prague

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