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Church of Our Lady before Tyn

(Czech: Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem)

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Church of Our Lady before Tyn (Tynsky chram) is one of the most impressive Gothic religious buildings in Prague. Church was built from the mid-14th to the early 16th centuries. At the end of the 17th century, the interior was reworked in Baroque style.

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Týn Church, located in the heart of Old Town Prague, is a stunning Gothic structure that has captivated tourists for centuries. This magnificent church, with its distinctive twin spires, is a true symbol of the city's rich cultural heritage. 

The cathedral serves as an extensive gallery of GothicRenaissance and Early Baroque works, the most interesting of which include altar paintings by Karel Škréta and the tomb of the astronomer Tycho Brahe

The top 3 reasons why Týn Church should be on every tourist's itinerary

  1. Impressive Gothic Architecture - Týn Church's stunning Gothic architecture is one of its main draws. The church's twin spires soar high into the sky, making it one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. The interior is just as impressive, with a breathtaking vaulted ceiling, intricate stone carvings, and beautiful stained glass windows. 
  1. Historical Significance - Týn Church has played an important role in Czech history. The church was founded in the 14th century and served as the main place of worship for the city's Hussites during the 15th century religious wars. It also played a significant role during the Protestant Reformation. Visitors can learn more about the church's fascinating history by taking a guided tour.
  1. Cultural Events and Performances - Týn Church is not just a place of worship, it's also a popular venue for cultural events and performances. The church hosts a variety of concerts throughout the year, including classical music performances and organ concerts. These events provide a unique opportunity to experience the church's incredible acoustics and ambiance.
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Old Town, Old Town Square 604, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Můstek (Prague Metro LINE A,B) 255 m
Náměstí Republiky (Prague Metro LINE B) 269 m
Public Toilets nearby: 40 m
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