Church of St. Ludmila

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The Church of St. Ludmila, Peace Square

The Church of St. Ludmila (Czech: Kostel svaté Ludmily) is a neo-Gothic Roman Catholic church at Náměstí Míru (Peace Square) in Prague's Vinohrady, built on plans of Josef Mocker in 1888–1892. It is named in honor of St. Ludmila of Bohemia.

It is a brick-made three-aisle basilica with a transversal nave in the shape of the cross. The church front features two 60m-high towers with bells and the tall gable with portal above the main entrance with sculptures. The interior of the temple excels in a rich color windows, paintings and sculptures on which participated national artists Josef Václav Myslbek, Josef Čapek and František Ženíšek.

The church was closed due to Metro construction and later for reconstruction in 1974–1992. in 1980, its major reconstruction started, being designed for 20 years. By December 1984, the restoration of the southern nave was completed, where the service of the Mass was temporarily resumed. On September 16, 1992, the day of veneration of St. Ludmila, the temple was reopened in the solemn ceremony of consecration of the new altar was held by Cardinal Miloslav the Great the III. On September 3, 1993, the bells rang again on the towers of the church [1].

At present, open-air concerts, Christmas and Easter fairs, and charitable sales are often held in the area of the temple. The temple is open to visitors only during services.

Church of St.Ludmila at Christmas


Coordinates: 50°4′31.71″N 14°26′14.03″E / 50.0754750°N 14.4372306°E / 50.0754750; 14.4372306