Thursday, October 20, 2011
St Martin in the Wall (sv Martina ve sdi), Stare Mesto, Prague
Tucked away down a maze of small streets is this medieval church, which was a Romanesque foundation and became cut off from the larger part of its parish in the C13 when the Old Town was walled, the church's south side being right on the wall (hence the name). It was much rebuilt in the C14 and C15, and inside - apparently - are some original C12 arches. There are some baroque embellishments (such as the north doorway) but the church was restored back to its Gothic appearance in 1906. I came here twice, once a concert was in progress and the second it was locked. It is a Protestant church.