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Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple), Prague

Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple) - Prague, Czech Republic
Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple)
Betlémské námesti 4, Prague, Czech Republic 110 00Map
+420 2 2424 8595
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto - Old Town
Overview

Jan Hus preached at this chapel - famous for being the cradle of the Bohemian Hussite reformation - from 1402 to 1412, before later being burned at the stake by the General Council of Constance for his teachings. The chapel was founded in 1391 and was the largest in Bohemia for centuries. In 1661, the chapel was converted into a Catholic church when it came into the hands of the Jesuits. However, the chapel was demolished in 1786 after the Hapsburgs expelled the Jesuits. Between 1950 and 1952, a copy of the original building was erected by Jaroslav Fragner using the original plans and preserving the remaining three walls from the original.

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Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Narodni trida (Line B)
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