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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 #26 of 276 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.

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Dallas, Texas
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199 reviews 199 reviews
43 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This church is one of the most impressive we've seem in Europe. The attention to detail really stands out on this structure and you stand in awe of the design. You really get a sense of the old world feel as you gaze upon the aging stone walkways surrounding the structure. The entrance is hard to find but totally worth... More 

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PA
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102 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The view of the church dominates the old town square. The entrance is a little difficult to find (a local told us how to find it). Once there you will appreciate the beauty of this old church.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Once we found the front door, we entered a very impressive symbol of our church. To find it, enter between the table of the outside restaurants off the square. You go by a book store on the left and then straight back to enter. It is surprising what is hidden behind that entrance. The inside is as impressive as the... More 

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Chisinau, Chisinau, Moldova
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we noticed this church, but the funny thing is we did not find the entrance to it :) so we just decided to leave it a mystery till our next trip to Prague :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A required 'pilgrimage site' for descendants of the Jednota bratrská. See where the foundational philosophy of your religious philosophy was born and understand the political situation of the time. Did J.E. Hutton insert personal bias into his evaluation of Rockyana?

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Northern Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

One of the most iconic buildings in Prague. Looks especially beautiful lit up at night. Beautiful gothic interior.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This church was founded by Charles IV. in the 14th century. After fire the gothic vault was replaced by baroque one. In the 15th century the church was utraquist. Inside there is the tomb of Danish astronomer Tycho de Brahe.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On of the most beautiful churches we saw during our visit to Prague (which included MANY impressive and beautiful sights). It stands majestically in the Old Square Area and when its towers are dusted in Snow (along with the Old Square buildings during Xmas Market) it adds to the wonder and beauty of the city. Both outside and inside this... More 

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Spring, TX
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was one of the last churches we visited on our Prague trip. It was just as beautiful as all the others! The architecture was stunning but understated. The location of the church to Old Town Square was certainly a draw for us. We took the short walk on our last day of sighseeing. It is helpful to read the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it is quite a magnificent building but most folk only view it from Old Town Square , go right the way round the back and you can see the huge size of this building and all its stunning architecture

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