Church of Our Lady Before Týn

Staroměstské nám 14, Praha 1/Staré Město

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Address:Staroměstské nám 14, Praha 1/Staré Město
Capacity:300
Winter heating:No
Wheelchair access:No
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Impressive and magical Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn dominates the Old Town Square

If you wish to be impressed by an astonishing atmosphere of a monumental Gothic temple, visit the Church of Our Lady before Týn, a spiritual center of the Prague Old Town with rich and eventful history. Originally, a small church was standing at the gate of "Týn", called also Ungelt, the foreign merchants court serving their community.

In the 14th century it was replaced by a magnificent temple, which became a counterpart to the Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle. In the Hussite times Týn church was the most important church in town.

After 1620, the country was re-catholicized and the golden chalice of Utraquists adorning the facade was ripped off. The golden chalice was melted down and its gold is now shining around the statue of the Madonna. Both exterior and interior of the church are decorated with unique works of art: passion scenes on the tympanum of the north portal, altar paintings by the renowned Czech Baroque painter Karel Škréta and his contemporaries, pewter Gothic font and a unique Renaissance tomb of the famous Danish astronomer Tycho de Brahe.

Concerts are held in the Týn church only sporadically, making use of the oldest organ in Prague (built by Johann Heinrich Mundt in 1673). Its unique sound attracts experts from around the world. 

How to get there:

  • Walking distance from Prague Ticket office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
    the church is just next door!
  • Accessibility by Prague public transport:
    metro A (green line) - Staroměstská station
    trams Nos. 2, 17, 18 - Staroměstská stop
  • Nearest car parking:
    Rudolfinum Parking, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1

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Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

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Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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