Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague

Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague (must see)

The Church of Our Lady before Týn is a dominant feature of the Old Town of Prague and has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. The church's towers are 80m high and topped by four small spires. The northern portal is a wonderful example of Gothic sculpture from the Parler workshop, with a relief depicting the Crucifixion. The main entrance is located on the church's western face, through a narrow passage between the houses in front of the church.

The oldest pipe organ in Prague stands inside this church. The organ was built in 1673 by Heinrich Mundt and is one of the most representative 17th-century organs in Europe. The great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, who worked for Emperor Rudolph II, was buried in the church in 1601. His beautiful marble tomb slab is located inside.

Why You Should Visit:
Great pictures from the square outside and much detail on the inside. This church is stunningly illuminated at night if you're around after dark.

Tips:
Entrance is through a narrow passage; if you stand in the square and look at the two spires it is actually at the last arch on the left in the row of restaurants.
Note that visiting times are rather limited.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Church of Our Lady before Týn on Map

Sight Name: Church of Our Lady before Týn
Sight Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Stare Mesto Orientation Walk  

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