The Church of Mother of God before Týn (in Czech Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem, also Týnský chrám (Týn Church) or just Týn), often translated as Church of Our Lady before Týn, is a Gothic church and a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic. It has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. The church's two towers are 80 m high, and each tower's spire is topped by eight smaller spires in two layers of four.
In the 11th century, the Old Town plaza area was occupied by a Romanesque church, which was built for foreign merchants coming to the nearby Týn Courtyard. It was replaced by an early Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn in 1256. Construction of the present church began in the 14th century. The church was designed in the late Gothic style under the influence of Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler. By the beginning of the 15th century, construction was almost complete; only the towers, the gable and roof were missing. The church was controlled by Hussites for two centuries, including John of Rokycan, future archbishop of Prague, who became the church's vicar in 1427. The building was completed in the 1450s, while the gable and northern tower were completed shortly thereafter during the reign of George of Poděbrady (1453–1471). His sculpture was placed on the gable, below a huge golden chalice, the symbol of the Hussites. The southern tower was not completed until 1511, under architect Matěj Rejsek.
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Mohamed Salah | Dec 28, 2017
The church of the best land mark in whole Prague Amazing design , great interior design for the church You should go and feel the faithful even for non Christians The prayers schedule available on the website if you like to attend Good shop for gifts and souvenirs Easy to reach there by metro of general transportation any time The area opposite the church amazing for photography Recommended to visit by all Czech visitors
Jeffery Scott | Dec 8, 2017
Right now there are beautifully decorated Christmas trees all around inside. It's amazing. The paintings of Christ are my favorite part. Please please please, don't take pictures and whisper. Please.
Fiona Nic Giolla Phadraig | Mar 2, 2018
Closed due to technical problems, did u ever hear the like of it, goes to show how money runs the church in non religious country, sad day especially for the devout.
SuperMeurtrier | Sep 2, 2017
One of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe, the twin spines are just spectacular and eye catching. Definitely should not miss this attraction. Head to the old town hall where you can view the whole structure of the cathedral as well as the old town square
Paweł Kasprowicz | Jan 19, 2018
Unforgetable place. Czechia has a very nice capital.
M C | Mar 20, 2018
Very beautiful square. Currently theybare setting up for an Easter market it looks like. Honey wine and other Czech food, Czech snacks and other items and knicknacks for sale in the stalls. Loads of space and things to do around and in the area.
Marc Albert | Jun 17, 2018
Just another gorgeous Gothic church in town. It's really in need of some repair work but it's definitely worth going to see. Best photographed from the Old Town tower.
Steven dosRemedios | May 19, 2018
This is a gourgeous church with much gilded ornamentation. Unfortunately photography is rarely permitted. I attended a concert and apparently photography was permitted before the performance. The entrance is not immediately apparent, but the third opening from the left in the cafe in front leads to the entrance. There is also a passageway from the street on the left.
George On tour | Apr 19, 2018
Church of Our Lady before Týn (Chrám Matky Boží před Týnem) One of the most impressive Gothic religious buildings in Prague, it 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. The cathedral serves as an extensive gallery of Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque works, the most interesting of which include altar paintings by Karel Škréta and the tomb of the astronomer Tycho Brahe. The organ, dating from 1673, is the oldest in Prague.
Victor Luncasu | Jun 5, 2018
Beautiful building. Worth taking a picture from Old Town Tower.
Beverly - | Jul 2, 2018
ASTONISHINGLY BEAUTIFUL CATHEDRAL! While it is a little underwhelming on the outside, the inside is amazing! There are plentiful of alters, statues and plaques decorated around the church. The most i’ve seen so far. One thing is, no photography is allowed but i couldn’t resist it!
Simon West | Jul 23, 2018
Maybe a wied thing to say, but I think this is my favourite church in the world. From the outside it looks like a fairytale castle (though why they built shops in front of it, who knows) and assuming you don't have a phobia of gold, the interior is just as striking. Entry is free (donations requested) during the daytime.
Siân Ng | Jul 7, 2018
Pleasant church to wander around in, there are fewer tourists inside. You’re not allowed to take photos. Recommended donation of €1.
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