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Bethlehem Chapel

Betlemske namesti 255/4, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 248 595
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The cradle of the Bohemian Hussite Reformation, this was the site where Jan Hus preached from 1402 to 1412.
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Betlemske namesti 255/4, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
+420 224 248 595
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bethlehem Chapel is a well-known Church that had a former church status. More than 3,000 worshipers can be at the same time, and still, church status is lost. The chapel is located in Bethlehem Square, in the Old Town of Prague. The building dates...More

Thank Yair1515
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The chapel is a reconstruction on the site where the great reformer Jan Hus preached. It is not ornate but it's important to the foundation of the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation. Hus was a reformer a 100 years before Luther and paid the ultimate...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

While wandering around the amazing Old Town of Prague we chanced on Bethlehem Chapel,in a previous review I had mistook Betlemska Kapel Na Zizkove with this chapel,the difference is like night and day. Bethlehem Chapel in the wonderful Old Town is a modern reconstruction built...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Like too many churches in Prague this was also closed at least most of the time. Outside was nice and square quite relaxing.

Thank fisupeksu
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The original church where Jan Hus preached is long gone, but this rebuilding is very simple and decorated with large wall paintings that depict era events, including, sadly, his martyrdom. There are printed guides in several languages available for a quiet self-guided time the chapel...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 29 May 2017

While it's not the original chapel built on this spot, but it's interesting to see the reconstruction. There's also a nice little exhibit on Jan Hus and the Bohemian reformation.

Thank LANA H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This is a reconstruction of the place where Jan Hus began his campaign against the excesses and corruption in the Church of Rome. A contemporary of John Wycliffe doing a similar task in England, Hus was prosecuted by Jesuits and burned as a heretic. There...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Some details are medieval, but the original chapel was breakdown in the 19th century and turned to a house. Now the Chapel is rebuilt in its original shape Interesting illustrations on the walls, e.g. taken from manuscripts. There is also a museum on the 1st...More

Thank mv4235
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This large square chapel has plain painted walls on exterior and not a lot to see on the inside . Very large square chapel on inside with some frescos . Lots of nicer things to see in Prague

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 22 September 2016

So glad we were able to visit this church (although a rebuilt one as the original was purposely destroyed to wipe out the Huttite influence. The ladies in charge were so very nice, and provided us with information sheets in English, so we could appreciate...More

3  Thank Varcsix
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents
the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is
bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický
square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle
in the background, is probably the most beautiful
square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere
of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and
squares, and stone towers blend together with the
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