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“Prague Bethlehem Chapel - Betlémská kaple”
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Small-Group Prague Walking Tour: Old Town, Wenceslas Square and Jewish Quarter
Ranked #187 of 951 things to do in Prague
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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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“Prague Bethlehem Chapel - Betlémská kaple”
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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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent Restoration of a Wonderful Historical Site”
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”
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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Durham, North Carolina
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“An underrated bit of history”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The history of this early reformation movement is contained both within the chapel itself and the exhibition in the upstairs gallery. If you enjoy church history, especially that of heterodoxy, this chapel is a wonderful piece of history.

Visited September 2012
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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“Historically important site of the Christian reformation”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Like many early churches from the reformation, this is a simple reconstruction of the original Jan Hus church on the same site. The upstairs part describes the history of Jan Hus and the important role he played in the reformation of the Christian faith prior to Martin Luther. Dominique (see review below) is right, all Christians should pay a visit. It is only 60Kr per adult.

Visited August 2012
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