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Church of Our Lady before Týn
On the site of a Romanesque hospital church, construction of the Týn Church (Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem) began in the mid-14th century. The church was completed during the reign of King George of Poděbrady. On the shield was a statue of King George, known as the Hussite king, and a large chalice, the symbol of communion in both kinds. In 1626, the sculpture of the king was replaced by one of the Virgin Mary, and the chalice was melted down and made into a halo.

Bethlehem Chapel
Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple) was built in the 1950s on the site of the original 14th-century chapel, which became famous as the pulpit where Master Jan Hus preached and was designated as a place for sermons in the Czech language. Everything that was preserved from the original chapel was put into the new building, designed by the architect Jaroslav Fragner. Valuable vestiges of the chapel‘s original decoration are fragments of treatises by Jan Hus. The contemporary frescoes copying illuminations from the Jena Codex harkens back to the original atmosphere.
TaborChurch of Our Lady before Týn

Tábor
The Hussite town of Tábor was founded in 1420 and became the headquarters of the radical Hussites. The name of the city was based on the New Testament story of the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor, and was also a reference to the Hussite pilgrimages to the mountain. Today, Tábor is a picturesque town with a pleasant historical atmosphere.
 

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