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Kostel Panny Marie vítězné (Church of Our Lady Victorious)

  • Karmelitská 9A Map It
  • Malá Strana
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 01/23/2017

Fodor's Review

This aging, well-appointed church on the Lesser Quarter's main street is the unlikely home of Prague's most famous religious artifact, the Pražské Jezulátko (Infant Jesus of Prague). Originally brought to Prague from Spain in the 16th century, the wax doll holds a reputation for bestowing miracles on many who have prayed for its help. A measure of its widespread attraction is reflected in the prayer books on the kneelers in front of the statue, which have prayers of intercession in 20 different languages. The "Bambino," as he's known locally, has an enormous and incredibly ornate wardrobe, some of which is on display in a museum upstairs. Nuns from a nearby convent change the outfit on the statue regularly. Don't miss the souvenir shop (accessible via a doorway to the right of the main altar), where the Bambino's custodians flex their marketing skills.

Sight Information

Address:

Karmelitská 9A, Prague, Praha, 118 00, Czech Republic

Map It

Phone:

/257–533–646

Website: www.pragjesu.cz

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 01/23/2017

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