Church of Our Lady before Tyn

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

Church of Our Lady before Tyn
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About
One of the symbols of Prague, the Church of the Virgin Mary Before Tyn is the dominant feature in the Old Town. The church was built in the 14th century and used to be a primary place of worship for foreign merchants visiting the city.
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Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • bridge • 6 min walk
  • Old Town • 7 min walk
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  • JJJC_Family
    775 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really liked this church
    It’s front is hidden behind another building, but its spires let you know something special awaits within. It is somewhat elaborate, but tastefully so. Black and gold is everywhere and it works so well. The moment I walked in I was in love. I suggest you take a look at the photos online. There are some that gives you an excellent feel for the place. I found it elevating and redeeming and profoundly spiritual. This is another church where I could easily see myself attending services regardless of what denomination it is. There is a peacefulness here that is a precursor to contemplation. And as a pure tourist, I just enjoyed walking around, so much so that I kept doing so until they threw my wife and I out as their mid-day siesta started. I intended to return, but alas, we did not. ‘Tis a pity.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • GAR
    882 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    This is a lovely, quiet church. I thought the entrance was a little difficult to find, as you have to go through a little alleyway. But it was worth the difficulty. The inside is very beautiful, although I think some of the other famous churches in Prague are more ornate
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Cristinel
    Romania1,041 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Beautiful church looking and guarding Starometske Namesti. Lovely and very quiet inside, worth to get in. Perhaps would have been better to have access straight from the main square but the entrance is from the lateral alley. Anyhow, beautiful.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • WanderingOttersons
    Denver, Colorado1,471 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quick and free stop inside, fantastic from the town square
    If you're in the main town square, it's hard to miss this place. What can be hard to miss is the way to the front door. On the east side of the town square is some restaurants in the buildings in front of the church. You have to go through the archways down the center to get to the alley and the door. Once inside, it's very beautiful. So different than the two large churches across the river. It's much more simple and well lit and a great stop for free when in old town.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • PixieLu17
    Carmel, Indiana99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful church
    This beautiful church is free to enter, although they do request a small donation. The altar is stunning. It was tricky to find the entrance. Look for the archway between two awnings of the Italian restaurant in the building directly in front of the church. This archway will lead you to the church. We attended an evening concert here, too. It was a nice way to end a day of sightseeing.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Lisa W
    Wichita Falls, Texas1,104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply beautiful
    My husband wanted to go inside entirely to see the grave of Tycho Brahe, the astronomer, but there are many other graves here and so much more to see. There were signs everywhere saying not to take photos, but people were taking them anyway. In any case, this is definitely worth seeing.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Jenny B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Christmas mass at Tyn Church 2023
    We went to Christmas mass at Tyn Church. The service was open to the public and was in Czech with a beautiful choir. The interior of the church is exquisitely ornate. The bells heard in the square made it feel like it must have felt hundreds of years ago. It was amazing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,466 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looks stunning at night
    The huge and imposing church dominates central Prague and looks fantastic in the evening. This church is of Gothic style and was built from the mid-14th to the early 16th centuries. At the end of the 17th century, the interior was transformed into Baroque style. The cathedral serves as an extensive gallery of Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque works and the organ within dates back to 1673, and is the oldest in Prague.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
  • AK8397
    Ontario, Canada947 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Find the hidden entrance
    This is a gorgeous church, both inside and out, located right at the Old Town Square. The twin spires and impressive architecture draw you in. The church also looks great from above with the view from the nearby tower. The entrance was a bit hard to find. We actually walked all the way around the church looking for a way in, only to learn that you have to go down a narrow alley by the Italian cafe to find the front doors. But it was worth the search.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2024
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AK8397
Ontario, Canada947 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a gorgeous church, both inside and out, located right at the Old Town Square. The twin spires and impressive architecture draw you in. The church also looks great from above with the view from the nearby tower.

The entrance was a bit hard to find. We actually walked all the way around the church looking for a way in, only to learn that you have to go down a narrow alley by the Italian cafe to find the front doors. But it was worth the search.
Written 12 June 2024
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Kristie B
Kingsley, UK63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The exterior of this church is beautiful, and it is free to enter. However, compared to other churches and cathedrals in Prague, the interior is underwhelming. You're also not able to take any photos at all, and the ceilings are all white rather than having any painted scenes or ornate decoration. Beyond how it looks from the outside, there is not much further that makes this church special.
Written 25 May 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK32,314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
In my opinion Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn is the most beautiful church in Prague, a masterpieces of Gothic architecture ,its one of the buildings I most associate with this fascinating city.
Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn dates from the 14th century, its most distinctive features are the 80 metre high twin towers, so beautiful especially when illuminated at night, in fact of a night the church looks magical as does Staromestske Namesti any time of the day or night,if you're planning a holiday to Prague its a church to most definitely check out.
Written 7 April 2024
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It is free to enter. The interior is splendid. The altar is fabulous. The pulpit is well decorated. Paintings are fabulous. Statues are luminous.
Written 22 March 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The huge and imposing church dominates central Prague and looks fantastic in the evening.

This church is of Gothic style and was built from the mid-14th to the early 16th centuries.

At the end of the 17th century, the interior was transformed into Baroque style.

The cathedral serves as an extensive gallery of Gothic, Renaissance and Early Baroque works and the organ within dates back to 1673, and is the oldest in Prague.
Written 23 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jenny B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to Christmas mass at Tyn Church. The service was open to the public and was in Czech with a beautiful choir. The interior of the church is exquisitely ornate. The bells heard in the square made it feel like it must have felt hundreds of years ago. It was amazing.
Written 3 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Berke Ayrancıoğlu
Graz, Austria611 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A fascinating building located at the old town square. The architecture is amazing. When the church is lighted in the evening the view is magical.
Written 25 November 2023
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My husband wanted to go inside entirely to see the grave of Tycho Brahe, the astronomer, but there are many other graves here and so much more to see. There were signs everywhere saying not to take photos, but people were taking them anyway. In any case, this is definitely worth seeing.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PixieLu17
Carmel, IN99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This beautiful church is free to enter, although they do request a small donation. The altar is stunning. It was tricky to find the entrance. Look for the archway between two awnings of the Italian restaurant in the building directly in front of the church. This archway will lead you to the church. We attended an evening concert here, too. It was a nice way to end a day of sightseeing.
Written 4 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
If you're in the main town square, it's hard to miss this place. What can be hard to miss is the way to the front door. On the east side of the town square is some restaurants in the buildings in front of the church. You have to go through the archways down the center to get to the alley and the door. Once inside, it's very beautiful. So different than the two large churches across the river. It's much more simple and well lit and a great stop for free when in old town.
Written 28 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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