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“What a Spectacular Church!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn ( Kostel Panny Marie pred Tynem)

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 #30 of 296 attractions in Prague
Type: Religious Sites
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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 century and used to be a primary place of worship for foreign merchants visiting the city.
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“What a Spectacular Church!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The view of this church (we're told that "Tyn" is correctly pronounced "Teen") from the Old Town Square is plain spectacular. Part of the front of the church is hidden from view by the building in front of it. I think this is what leads to confusion about where the entrance is.

To find the entrance, stand in the Old Town Square and face the church. At the ground level, you'll see a café and several openings. Take the leftmost opening and you'll enter a tunnel-like passage way. This leads to the opening of the church.

Visited October 2013
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“Hard to find gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Finding the entrance was a challenge, and visting hours are few, but it was uncrowded (unlike the rest of Old Town) and very beautiful. Worth the search!

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“It creates a fairy tale view at night time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Go after the sundown. The beautiful church creates a fantastic scene similar somewhat to Disney world. It is fun and just so beautiful.

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“Great Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Beautiful church inside and out in the heart of town so it's easy to get to. To get inside it's hard to find, it's hidden between some restaurants so you don't have to walk around the church to get in.

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“At a loss for words”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Tyn stands tall & majestic is easily seen from several places! At night, it is a sight to behold. The beauty inside is magnificent & it is so worth a visit. I find it hard to find words to describe it's beauty & serenity.

Visited September 2013
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