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Church of Our Lady of Victory

Local name: Kostel Panny Marie Vítězné

The early Baroque church of Our Lady of Victory on Mała Strana is a temple managed by the assembly of the Discalced Carmelites. Among the monuments preserved in the church, the statue of Baby Jesus, the main altar with decorative paintings and the facade referring to the Roman Carmelite churches deserve attention.

The history of the Prague church of Our Lady of Victory begins in 1584, when a chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity was established here. During the Reformation, the temple passed into the hands of German Protestants to become a Roman Catholic church again during the Counter-Reformation. The temple then became a Carmelite church.

In connection with the victory over the Reformation, the triumphal altar of Our Lady of Victory was placed in the church, which was sent from Rome by Pope Gregory XV. In 1784, Carmelites were forced to leave the church. The Order returned here at the end of the 20th century after more than two hundred years of absence.

Church of Our Lady of Victory map
Karmelitská 9118 00 Prague , Czechia