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Church of St Lawrence

On top of the Petrin hill next to the view-tower stands the beautiful baroque church of St Lawrence. According to legend, the church was built in the 10th century on the site of a pagan shrine. The sacristy’s ceiling is decorated with a painting illustrating this legend. It dates from the 1700s when the Romanesque church was rebuilt. Two tall slender towers in the forefront with baroque semicircular windows are topped by a typical onion dome with lantern and finial. In the 1995 Prague Council rented this church to the Old-Catholic Church. Church is popular part of St. Laurence’s pilgrimages including pilgrimages around the chapels of Calvary.

Location: Petřín Hill, Lesser Town

Closed to the public

In Czech: Kostel sv. Vavřince; Katedrální chrám sv. Vavřince

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