Church of Our Lady before Týn or in Czech Kostel Matky Boží Před Týnem is a beautiful church located in the center of the city. The two 80 meters high towers decorated with a roof in shape of spikes dominate the view from the center square in Prague and end up on most of the tourist photos. The entrance is free of charge so it is a pity not to visit it.
The Church of Mother of God before Týn (or The Church of Our Lady before Týn) is located in the center of Prague, just across the square from the Old Town Hall and the famous astronomical clock.
In the area where this church is located today, in the 11th century there was actually a church built in the Romanesque style that was used by foreign merchants visiting the town. In the 13th century it was replaced with a new church built in the Gothic style. The construction of the church that we can see today started in the 14th century. The church was used by Hussites (the followers of Jan Hus, who opposed the Catholic Church) for two centuries. In the 17th century, after the Protestants lost a battle against the Catholics, the period of re-catholization started in which all symbols of the Hussites were removed from the church.
The exterior of the church was last renovated in the period between1973-1995, while the interior renovation is somewhat still in progress. The towers of the church are 80 meters high and decorated with a roof in shape of small spikes.
Ticket prices for the Church of Our Lady before Týn in Prague
The entrance is free of charge.
Working hours of the Church of Our Lady before Týn in Prague
The working hours change constantly and you will find a table with working hours (only for one week) in front of the church.
Nevertheless, the church will almost certainly be open every day from 10:00 till 13:00 and then again from 15:00 till 17:00h.