Church of Our Lady before Týn in Prague

Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague
The Church of our Lady before Týn dominates the Old Town Square in the centre of Prague. Construction of the church started in the 14th century and was not finished until the end of the 16th century. It was the main church during the time of the Hussites and the home of the Hussite archbishop, Jan Rokycana.
The towers of the Church of Our Lady before Týn are 80m high and are not identical. One of them is more thicker than the other, it is said that they represent the masculine and feminine sides of the world.
The interior was rebuilt in Baroque style after a fire in 1679. It contains the tomb of the famous astronomer and mathematician Tycho Brahe who worked at the court of Rudolf II
A Part of the church is hidden behind the Týn School, the entrance to the church is via the arcade of this building on the Old Town Square.

View location in Prague, Czech Republic.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

1 comment:

Trotter said...

I'm always surprised to see (rather not to see...) the full façade of the church... ;)