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Church of Our Lady Victorious - Holy Child of Prague

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Address: Karmelitska 9 | Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 257 53 36 46
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Beautiful and great to see the Infant of Prague

The outside of the church is quite plain looking but inside it's beautiful. There is a museum to see the clothing the infant has worn for different occasions. We had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The outside of the church is quite plain looking but inside it's beautiful. There is a museum to see the clothing the infant has worn for different occasions. We had the pleasure of meeting Father Anastasio Roggero in the church. He asked if we were 100 percent Catholic and we said yes. He gave us a piece of art made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The history of church begins in the 17th century. After reconstruction in this century church receives its present appearance - including the Infant Jesus (Bambino di Praga). The statue of the Infant Jesus comes from Spain. Infant Jesus is the gift to the church from Polyxena of Lobkowicz. The bambino effigy enjoys world-wide renin (e.g. in Latin America). This church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There is little I can say that will add to what has been said already by other reviewers. This is a pretty little church. It has two things that distinguished it for me. Firstly the people visiting when we were there treated the church with reverent respect which is nice in these days when so many churches have become tourist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a smaller church than most but the Infant of Prague is very important to see. Was said to be originally owned by St. Theresa of Avila.

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athy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's incredible inside this church. It's very beautiful. And the child of Prague was great to see. Well worth a trip when visiting prague. The inside is so much more ornate and interesting than the exterior.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There is no Irish (American) Catholic home I know that is not protected by the Infant of Prague. So when presented with the opportunity to visit Prague I knew the Church of Our Lady Victorious was on my bucket list. It is a small but beautiful church where serenity abounds. The 16th C. church is opened for public visits without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This church is 16th century and has the infant Jesus of Prague in it. This is a must see. Not in the main tourist area The infant Jesus statue is 16th century. Just along the road is a traditional cafe next to the law courts and is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great design, with a wonderful ceiling and and architecture. The outside was a bit more commercial, with figures with head spaces for taking photos and poor animals kept in a very small area for the tourists` delight...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have seen many beautiful churches in Europe. This is the only one in our travels where the priest came up introduced himself and asked where we were from. Interesting to learn he had been assisting Ebola victims in Africa a few months earlier. I found obtrusive sightseeing where there were people worshipping. The infant has much meaning in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very peaceful smaller scale church. When we visited, there were two orders of nuns making a holy pilgrammage. Very touching. The belief is that the Infant has protected Prague for centuries. If you look around the city, you will be amazed that the city was not bombed by the Germans or looted by the communists. Perspective to take with... More 

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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