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Church of Our Lady Victorious - Holy Child of Prague

Address: Praha 1, Karmelitska 9 | Malá Strana, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
Phone Number: 257 53 36 46
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Ranked #46 of 293 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Derbyshire
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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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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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Cincinnati, OH
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Such a small yet beautiful church. The priest there was so welcoming and showed genuine interest in the tourists who visited by asking them about themselves, where they are from etc. worth a visit.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Famous all over the world, the Holy Child of Praha can actually be found in a surprising smaller church than what we expect. He is not in a Basilica or a Abbey, rather is is on a lateral side of a normal sized church, run by the Carmelite Order. If you are coming from the center of Praha, cross Charles... More 

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noord brabant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

while the most people visit the Nicholas church when they visit prague,there is a little church that is so beuatiful and sereen,it is the church of the liitle child jesus of Prague.so if you ever visit Prague go and see it ,but it is a church where people sit to pray so be respectful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a beautiful old church, and it looks like the altar is being updated. When we stopped in, I went upstairs to the free museum with the Infant of Prague's garments, which was very interesting, since I remember my mom and grandma talking about the Infant when I was a little girl. There is also a small gift shop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Upon entering the church, head towards the right side where there are steps leading upstairs to a museum not to be missed. Different countries have sent garments intended for the Infant of Prague that were jaw dropping gorgeous. It was an amazing collection of garments sent for the Infant of Prague but dont miss the undergarments that were tucked in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Even if not catholic, you can feel the presence of God in the church. Beautiful interior, but please keep in mind that this is a church, and people actually pray, so don't go if you are not interested or just to take pictures. This is not a place to make a crowd.

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