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Church of Our Lady Victorious

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Jesus Child of Prague
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The early Baroque church of Our Lady Victorious at Lesser Town was built between 1611 and 1612 by the German Lutherans and dedicated to the Holy Trinity. It is regarded as the first Baroque architectural structure in Prague. Imperial architect Giovanni Maria Filippi probably contributed to its construction.. In 1624, after the victory of the counter-reformation, the church was donated by Ferdinand the Second to the Order of the Barefoot Carmelite Monks, who had rendered outstanding services that led to the victory of the imperial army in the Battle of the White Mountain. The Barefoot Carmelite Monks dedicated the

church to Our Lady Victorious, rebuilt it, and built a monastery in its vicinity. They also changed the orientation of the church, so the altar would face East (the church originally had its entrance from the side of the Petřín Hill). To the originally simple single-nave church, they added the choir loft, the deep chancel and the tower. Near the monastery, they added the Seminářská Garden in which they bred frogs and fish in artificial ponds for the Lenten meals.
On the main altar of the church there is a wax sculpture of Spanish origin called "Jesus Child of Prague", which is world-famous among Catholics.

GPS: 50° 5′ 8.6″ N, 14° 24′ 13.2″ E

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Ulice Karmellitská 9 Město Praha 1


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