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Church of Our Lady before Týn

Local name: Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem

The Church of Our Lady in front of Tyn is a historic Gothic church in Prague. It is a Roman Catholic church with an ingenious reformist tradition. Among the architectural works, attention should be paid to the northern portal of the church, by Parler. Inside there are tombs. Archbishop Jan Rokycany and the astronomer Tycho Brahe.

There is a Romanesque church at the site of the present-day church in the 11th century. It was replaced in the 13th century with a gothic temple, which in turn in the mid 14th century had to give way to the next temple. Behind the church there is an alley where, according to legend, at the full moon the Turk appears.

He was a handsome guard, in love with reciprocity in a beautiful girl. Before the wedding he made a trip to his native country. His patient promised to wait patiently, but she hesitated to marry another man. The angry Turek cut her head and up to this day, wandering around the alley of Tyn with a box in which she holds the head of her beloved.


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    Staroměstské náměstí 110 00 Prague , Czechia