Infant Jesus of Prague, Prague

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Inspirational and architecturally significant, Infant Jesus of Prague dates back to the 17th century and remains a fine example of Baroque architecture. Most visitors come to see a waxwork statue of infant Jesus, brought here from Spain in the 1620s. The church's main claim to fame, this figure is said to have protected the city from plague outbreaks and the destruction caused elsewhere by the Thirty Years' War. The focus of worldwide attention, the figure attracts a steady stream of religious travelers, arriving from as far away as Latin America. Don't miss the onsite museum, housing dozens of costumes used to dress up the statue for various religious occasions. Use our Prague trip builder to visit Infant Jesus of Prague on your trip to Prague, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Growing up as a catholic I was very familiarly with the Infant of Prague. When visiting Prague it never dawned on me till I kept seeing the little statues of the infant in gift shops that the famous s...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It is a must for all latinos as Bambino di Praga is known all over the world in the Spanish speaking countries including the Philippines. This little statue has over a hundred of different dresses one...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This beautiful church is well worth a stop, especially if you're in the area. In addition to the infant Jesus of Prague, there are several altars with beautiful paintings. In the museum (entrance to t...  more »

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