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“Underwhelming.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bethlehem Chapel (Betlemska kaple)

Bethlehem Chapel (Betlemska kaple)
Betlemske nam. 4, Prague 11000, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #134 of 277 Attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The cradle of the Bohemian Hussite Reformation, this was the site where Jan Hus preached from 1402 to 1412.
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“Underwhelming.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This reconstructed chapel fails to impress (and the ridiculous entry fee doesn't help, either...).
The famous Jan Hus preached here back in the early 1400's.
Don't miss a visit to the glass shop behind the church. It's a brilliant shop and while the prices ARE high – these are works of art, literally.

Visited September 2012
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“simple chapel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

A very simple building from the outside with wall paintings in the interior. There is admission fee to pay which gives you a brief tour and information pamphlet to read. Upstairs is a museum showcasing history of Jan Hus & Wycliffe. Hus was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the 16th century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe.

The chapel is quite small therefore 30 mins is plenty to walk around. Personally, I would much prefer the guide to spend a bit more time explaining the site and history rather than reading a pamphlet.

Visited March 2013
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“Prague Bethlehem Chapel - Betlémská kaple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The Bethlehem Chapel, connected withthe activity of Mater John Huss, was founded in 1391. Although it was demolished in 1786, its ground-plan three peripheral walls were preserved. In 1948-1954 the chapel was restored as a monument of the Hussite revolutionary movement. Valuable architectonic details and fragments of inscriptions having been found and restored in the remaining fragments of the original building. The restored Chapel serves as the Assembly hall of the Instituteof Chemical Technology, Chzech Technical Univerzity and Univerzity of John Amos Komenský.

Visited August 2012
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“Excellent Restoration of a Wonderful Historical Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

When its open to the public (not always available because the Technical University owns it) it can be a excellent study of the life and times of Jan Hus and the simple and yet elegant manner the Hussites worshipped. I was particularly impressed with the documentation in the museum part upstairs. Not always open to the public so good to check in advance.

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“Interesting reconstruction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a reconstruction of the original church where Jan Hus began his reforms, together with a small museum upstairs with displays and some historical items relating to Hus. The chapel is austere but affecting. There are English-language leaflets and displays.

Visited September 2012
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