Friday, October 28, 2011

St Simon & St Jude (Kostel svatých Šimona a Judy), Old Town, Prague

This is a late C14 hospital chapel, reconstructed twice in the early C17 but some of the walls may be in part original. Mid C18 baroque makeover included the addition of a tower at the east end of the church. Following the second world war the communists used the church as a repository, but in 1990 it was given back to the Order of the Merciful Brethren of John of God who restored the church and improved facilities making this into a premier concert venue for the city. It is now the home of the Prague Symphony Orchestra and was not open to visitors when I called.

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