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The Church of our Lady before Tyn

This Gothic church from the mid 14th century is perhaps the second signature landmark in Old Town Square (after the Astronomical Clock). It was the main church during the time of the Hussites. The interior of the church, especially the altar, is one of the most elaborate ones in the Czech Republic; its centerpiece is the portrayal of the rise of Virgin Mary to Heaven. You many notice that the two signature towers are not identical; one of them is more elaborate and wider, it was said to represent the stronger part of the family, the man. The Church of Our Lady is imposing, dominant and intimidating at times, especially at night. The two towers are illuminated and often portray a fairy tale like ambiance; the best time to capture the magical church in a haunting photograph is at night.

Staroměstské náměstí, Praha 1.


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