Church of Our Lady Before Tyn
Prague • Czech Republic

From: Prague Travel Guide

See also: Astronomical Clock Prague Charles Bridge Prague Old Town Hall Prague


Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, Prague, Czech Republic
The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn (Kostel Matky Bozi Pred Tynsky Charm) totally dominates Old Town Square due its two tall towers which stand at some 80 meters in height and can be seen towering above much of Prague's Old Town.

Built around 1385 the church is Gothic in its design has two tall towers that are topped with many small spires. On the inside you will discover the oldest pipe organ in Prague which is beautifully decorated and was designed in 1673 by German organ builder Heinrich Mundt. There is also a marble tomb stone of the well known astronomer Tycho Brahe who died in 1601 and who worked for the Emperor Rudolph II and made many planetary observations.

In the evening the church is lit up to give an even more dramatic view of this remarkable building, and there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants in the square which give you the opportunity to sit down and take in this splendid church.

Attraction Location Guide
The church is located in Old Town Square and the entrance is through a long a passage that runs in-between the houses in front of it. The popular Charles Bridge is only a 10 minute walk to the west of the Church.


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