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Infant Jesus of Prague, Prague

#10 of 146 in Historic Sites in Prague
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Inspirational and architecturally significant, Infant Jesus of Prague dates back to the 17th century and remains a fine example of Baroque architecture. Most visitors come to see a waxwork statue of infant Jesus, brought here from Spain in the 1620s. The church's main claim to fame, this figure is said to have protected the city from plague outbreaks and the destruction caused elsewhere by the Thirty Years' War. The focus of worldwide attention, the figure attracts a steady stream of religious travelers, arriving from as far away as Latin America. Don't miss the onsite museum, housing dozens of costumes used to dress up the statue for various religious occasions. Add Infant Jesus of Prague and other attractions to your Prague trip itinerary using our Prague online route maker.
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  • I always return. This is one church where I am not a tourist. This is the church of my childhood, before the communists banned the religion. I am always surprised to see how many people come here....  more »
  • Hi. We were with an OAT tour group here. This is another old old church that is still in use. It feels funny to go in and look around while they have a mass going on. That little statue that is...  more »
  • A lot of pilgrims come to this church to bend down to the infant Jesus- the small statue.the entrance is free of charge. Every Sunday there is a mess at Czech language and at English. There is a museum inside. Just go upstairs and you can see some dresses of infant Jesus as a present of rulers, popes and other people. Fascinating place
  • There is super creepy mannequin of st Teresa or whatever
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