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The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

Prague, Czech Republic
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The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn or Tyn Church dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The twin towers of this Gothic church can be seen from all over Prague. The interiors are designed in a Baroque fashion. Visitors can access the church through a concealed door facing the square rather than through the main entrance. However, no photos are allowed inside. The towers are around 80 meters high. However, they are not symmetrical. The larger tower symbolizes Adam and the smaller one represents Eve. This representation of the masculine and feminine sides of the world is characteristic of Gothic architecture of the period. Legend has it that the Tyn Church towers gave Walt Disney the inspiration for the Sleeping... Read More
The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn or Tyn Church dominates one side of the Old Town Square. The twin towers of this Gothic church can be seen from all over Prague. The interiors are designed in a Baroque fashion. Visitors can access the church through a concealed door facing the square rather than through the main entrance. However, no photos are allowed inside. The towers are around 80 meters high. However, they are not symmetrical. The larger tower symbolizes Adam and the smaller one represents Eve. This representation of the masculine and feminine sides of the world is characteristic of Gothic architecture of the period. Legend has it that the Tyn Church towers gave Walt Disney the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle. It truly is a magnificent sight during the day and even more so at night.
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