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Church of St Lawrence

On top of the Petrin hill next to the view, the 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 dated 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 1995 Prague Council rented this church to the Old-Catholic Church. The church is a 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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