Church of Our Lady of the Snows

Church of Our Lady of the Snows

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Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • bridge • 1 min walk
  • national Ave • 4 min walk
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Catherine
12 contributions
Sep 2022
All I can say is go! Especially on your own. Whilst Prague is bustling outside, inside this church is a little sanctuary. It is so quiet, even though a tour came in they were very quiet, and you can easily pay your respects. The alter is beautifully detailed you could look at it for hours! I recommend paying the 2 euros to get a little booklet on the church as it has lots on informations and comes in loads of languages.
Written September 9, 2022
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David D
1,018 contributions
May 2021
The church was never fully completed. It was meant to be much larger, but in fact the church seen today was only intended to be a section of the originally planned church. However the wars of the late Middle Ages disrupted the construction. The church is quite beautiful on the interior and there are the nearby Franciscan Gardens that are worth visiting as well.
Written May 30, 2021
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rdrozd7
Boston, MA594 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Off the beaten path but just steps from Vaclavské Nám. and Můstek metro station at Jungmannovo Nàm. Not many visitors makes the experience very intimate with an opportunity to enjoy beautiful interior decor.
Written January 21, 2020
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
A short walk from Jungmanovo, through a tranquil courtyard and you are there.
When we visited, we were glad to find the Church of our Lady of the Snows open.
After having spend some time in the neighboring pub U Pinkasu on Jungmanovo, we wandered into the impressive and beautiful church. Only few people were there, but all seemed in awe of the sheer size - the vault height- of this beautiful church.
And it was never completed to it's originally planned height. So it would have been higher still. Amazing!

In just few short hours, we managed to spend time in a famous pub and famous church.
Not all that hard to do in Prague....

It is free - the church I mean, not the pub...
Written August 12, 2016
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Willy L
prague114 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
This church with the highest nave was intended as a coronation church for holy Roman emperors.Only one nave was completed and then with adjacent Franciscan monastery was during Hussite wars ransacked to be restored in eighteen century. Interesting are three crosses in confessional chapel on the right hand side of the entrance.
Written August 26, 2016
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Not as popular with tourist as the other well known churches , Kostel Pany Marie Snezne as the locals call it , is in full view. It is quite tall and beautiful inside. A small but beautiful park is right behind it- the Franciscan Garden. The church entrance is from the Jungmannovo namesti. More local people then tourists worship here.
Visit the church and combine it with a stop in the beautiful garden. It is a time well spent. Then walk through the park towards the Alfa passage, that connects it to Vaclavske namesti.
That is a less known but very enjoyable shortcut to the very busy Vaclavske namesti. Of course you can reverse the direction and come from Vaclavske namesti. The garden is open at both ends and is especially beautiful when the roses bloom.
Written March 13, 2015
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Sr.Seguro
697 contributions
Jan 2019
As we all know, in Prague the concentration of history is tremendous and simply unbelievable: almost at each step and corner you meet the centuries accompanying you.
However, some places are perfectly known just by locals or interested in their fortune guides.
This church is one of those gems which you could admire almost empty and not overcrowded by mass-tourists.
Its beauty is not just in its historical legacy and the very designation as a coronation place but in the very details: just imagine and examine how all lime interiors are kept preserved through centuries....
Unbelievable... had been boiled in honey they passed through years almost intact conserving all features of their brilliance...
We'll be in the Czech Republic for the sixth time just in two weeks and while visiting Prague we'll again drop in to admire it and its solemn atmosphere of calmness :).
Written December 10, 2019
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johnjoelseow
Singapore, Singapore149 contributions
Aug 2019
Do visit if you happen to be in the area. Although the church itself is relatively small by European standards, the altar is magnificent.
Written September 4, 2019
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Alicia M
Glendale, AZ104 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
If you can find Friar Antonin, he might be willing to give you a tour of his special library locked away upstairs. The church holds all the gathered texts saved from other churches during the Communist era in one gorgeous, hand-carved room with frescoes on the ceiling. The walls are lined with books organized by subject, many of them hand-written in the 1100's or created from some of the earliest presses to exist. The books are fragile and can't be touched, but Friar Antonin will wear his white gloves and open various texts for you to admire the illuminations and ancient printings. One book even had hand-written notes from some long-ago scholar. Afterwards, walk around the side of the church to a gorgeous, hidden garden right in the heart of the busy tourist district of Prague. Rest on the benches to admire the church and the ten-foot high roses draping the trellises.
Written June 5, 2017
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MPF1991
Oxford, UK32 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
The nave was pretty good, I seem to remember it being the tallest in Prague according to one leaflet. Didn't expect it to be sol large just off Wenceslas Square. We only popped in briefly on our final day, but the very short visit was enough.
Written May 20, 2017
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