The current Church of Our Lady Before Týn replaced an earlier church which stood in its place from the 11th century. The original Church was built in a classical Romanesque style, only to be replaced by an early Gothic structure in 1256. Yet even this revised Church was later replaced with the one that can be seen today built over the course of the 14th and 15th centuries.
Eventually the church was complete as the south tower was erected in 1511. Over the subsequent 500 years, the church has undergone multiple renovations and reconstructions although the only major change has been the replacement of a vault destroyed by lightning by a newer Baroque style one in 1679. Extensive works were carried out between 1973 and 1995 on the exterior and the interior continues to be under restoration today.
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Staroměstské náměstí 5
Hlavní město Praha
Czechia 110 00