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The Tyn Temple at Old Town Square

On the site of the present-day Gothic the Tyn temple of the Mother of God in front of Tyne was his first Romanesque predecessor since the first half of the 12th century. However, this time Gothic church, changed at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries.

Construction of the temple

Today’s temple began to built in the middle of the 14th century. The architects were Petr Parler and Matthias of Aras, who also built the Cathedral of St. Vitus in the Prague Castle. They designed it and calculated at a height of 28 meters in the main section. Later the Hussite wars interrupted the construction. At that time, the temple was unlikely to have a roof. They reopened construction of the building during the reign of Jiří of Poděbrady. He wished his heart to be buried here (his wish was fulfilled). During his reign,they built the northern tower. The southern completed in 1511. This time during the reign of Vladislav Jagellonsky. Both towers are 80 meters high.

Later adjustments

In 1670, architect Giovanni Domenico Orsi placed the organ there. Nine years later, however, the temple encountered a fire and the original vault was replaced by the Baroque. The last adaptation was in the second half of the 19th century, when the plaster was partially covered.

If you go to Old Town Square, you won’t surely miss the temple. If it’s open, do not hesitate and look inside

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Church of Our Lady before Týn

Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
+420 222 318 186
Now Open Now Closed Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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