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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

When this church and its gothic spires were light up on a night, it had to be the most magical sight i've ever seen. I instantly understood where Walt Disney must have taken his idea from for his sleeping beauty castle.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Niecyn27
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The church is located on the main square, and the narrow entry is between 2 houses in front (it is bang opposite the astronomical clock across the fountain).
It is closed on Monday and on sunday, only till 12.30PM. So we could not visit the church from inside as we were these only those 2 days and reached the square in the afternoon.
but we saw the church interiors from the entrance n they are beautiful :)

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank RadhikAkshay
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Even if you are not religious, you must visit as many churches as you can. They are beautiful and pretty much, always open.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The interior of this church is not like any others I've seen. Like many other churches in this world, it's beautiful, but it's also very unique. Almost every pillar has its own altar- the place is popping with them. In the words of my guidebook (Rick Steves), "the once elegant and pure Gothic columns are now encrusted with noisy Baroque altars". It's definitely worth a look, and doesn't take too long to go inside and check it out.
As others have mentioned, it's a bit hard to get to- you have to go in a passageway between the buildings that were built in front of the church (facing Old Town Square). You can also pass through Via Musica to get to the passageway.

Date of experience: June 2013
3  Thank C0rnMuffin
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Set upon the lovely Old Town Square is the fairy tale-like building known as the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn. This church with its remarkably decorated towers boasting gothic spires is an iconic landmark in Prague, something well worth a couple dozen clicks of your camera.

This church was originally built during the 14th and 15th century. However, fire damage forced repair work to be done during the late 17th century. Much of main nave was reconstructed in Baroque style while parts of the original and earlier Gothic style were preserved, resulting in an intriguing mix of the two architectural styles.

From the outside, the Church of Virgin Mary Before Tyn is one of those buildings that you always remember. In addition to being beautiful during the daytime, the church is covered by floodlights at nighttime, offering an equally impressive night viewing of the church and another reason to visit the Old Town Square for more picture taking.

If you visit the interior of the church, you'll find that it is also quite beautifully and ornately decorated. Unfortunately, picture taking is not allowed inside but it is at least the church is free to visit, which is not always the case with church visits in Prague. We spent around 30 minutes inside but could have spent longer if we hadn't had a long list of other attractions we wanted to see on the day.

In the end, it is best to add this one to your list of 'must-see' attractions when visiting Prague. You won't help but notice the Church of Virgin Mary Before Tyn when you enter the Old Town Square. However, it’s well worth a bit of your time to walk in and see the beautiful interior as well.

Date of experience: March 2013
6  Thank BradJill
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