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Bethlehem Chapel

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Address: Betlemske namesti 255/4, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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+420 224 248 595

The cradle of the Bohemian Hussite Reformation, this was the site where Jan...

The cradle of the Bohemian Hussite Reformation, this was the site where Jan Hus preached from 1402 to 1412.

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Small museum

For 60 ckr you get access to the main hall, where concerts are performed. You receive an explanatory note( available in many different languages) . On the first floor there are... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Bruno V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 is a lot of information and evidence of his activities. This is a significant historic... More 

Thank Chris W
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 floor dedicated to Jan Huss. Worth to visit!!!! (The picture of the Chapel should be... More 

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Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
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

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Waco, Texas
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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 the building and the events that took place here. Having known about Martin Luther and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We walked past twice before we found the chapel as you notice the restaurant in the courtyard before you notice the chapel. We received a warm welcome from the ticket desk staff and a lady was very helpful in explaining some of the history of the chapel to us. There are also some very useful information sheets in a variety... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

For 60 ckr you get access to the main hall, where concerts are performed. You receive an explanatory note( available in many different languages) . On the first floor there are three rooms with i formation on Jan Hus.takes about half an hour to 45 minutes. There are drinks on the market in front of the museum.

Thank Bruno V
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Must have been some divine intervention. We reached Prague on a day when there was a national holiday.Jan Hus, the reformer / preacher was martyred on this day. And Bethlehem chapel was the place where he used to preach his brand of Christianity. Being non Christians, the place was important to our group purely from the historical perspective and the... More 

1 Thank BhawaniPathania
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

A brethren chapel repaired by the Communist Party and maintained today by the University. Jan Hus preached here while being a professor at the University and the Queen's confessor. The chapel was built for the preaching of the Gospel in the Czech language at the same time that John Wycliffe was campaigning in England. The chapel became a focal point,... More 

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Byron Center, Michigan
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

This church dates back to the 1400s, when Jan Hus, the great reformer preached here. His living quarters are attached to the chapel. He was burned at the stake for his religious beliefs in 1415. I find it interesting that he is now depicted as a social reformer rather than a religious one. I am sure he would beg to... More 

1 Thank Mary V
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

A very hidden chapel and a wonderful find. As others have said your language is no problem. Very nice welcome from the staff. It was a very nice visit.

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