U Betlémské Kaple / Praha

U Betlémské kaple 251/2 Praha 110 00
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Description

The Bethlehem Chapel is a medieval religious building in the Old Town of Prague, Czech Republic, notable for its connection with the origins of the Bohemian Reformation, especially with the Czech reformer Jan Hus.HistoryIt was founded in 1391 by Wenceslas Kriz, and John of Milheim, and taught solely in the Czech vernacular, thus breaking with German domination of the Medieval Bohemian church. The building was never officially called a church, only a chapel, though it could contain 3,000 people; indeed, the chapel encroached upon the parish of Sts. Philip and James, and John of Milheim paid the pastor of that church 90 grossi as compensation. Hus became a rector and a preacher in March 1402. After Hus's excommunication in 1412, the Pope ordered the Bethlehem chapel to be pulled down, although this action was rejected by the Czech majority on the Old Town council. After Hus's death, he was succeeded by Jacob of Mies.In the 17th century, the building was acquired by the Jesuits. It fell into disrepair and in 1786 it was demolished; in 1836–1837 an apartment building was built in its place. Under the Czechoslovakian communist regime the building was restored by the government to its state at the time of Hus. Most of the chapel's exterior walls and a small portion of the pulpit date back to the medieval chapel. The wall paintings are largely from Hus's time there, and the text below is taken from his work De sex erroribus, and contrast the poverty of Christ with the riches of the Catholic Church of Hus's time.

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Tips from the Net @ U Betlémské kaple
郭瑞 en
Just fine. Waitors there will ask you for tips by remind you several times "the service fee is not included". Could you please do your job well first ok? GooglePlace - September 2017
Ellen Pan en
Extremely rude waitress! And the food is below average. ZERO tip for this kind of services. I would never recommend this one. GooglePlace - August 2017
Tom Juricka en
Delicious food, great atmosphere, we always come back here every time we're in Prague. The pork knee is so good and portion is even bigger than for 2 people (which it's listed as). Helpful tip: the pretzels on the table are paid, this is normal in CZ that any extras are paid, also same for bread (which you will pay even if you don't eat it, it's a normal inclusion) and also for side of potatoes or fries. Also, try asking for mixed light and dark beers (řezané), delicious as a combo. GooglePlace - August 2017
Анна Блохина ru
Приятное обслуживание, недорогое пиво, потрясающе вкусная еда и большие порции - стоит рассчитывать свои силы :)) Foursquare - July 2017
Jeanne Gerritsen en
Authentic Czech cuisine. Don't mind the look of the menu, the meals are very good! Bonus: free pretzels at the table. GooglePlace - July 2017