Church of St Castulus

The Church of St Castulus is a unique structure, consisting of four aisles. It is likely that it dates form the second quarter of the 14th century, and like Prague’s other medieval churches, it has undergone considerable change since then.

During the Hussite period, in the Middle Ages, the church was held by the Utraquists, a particular branch of Hussites, until 1624, when the Catholics took it over. The church burned during a great fire that swept through the Old Town in 1689, and the church was remodelled in the Baroque style. Work was completed in 1695.

The church has a simple, Gothic interior, one of the best examples of its kind in Prague. A notable feature is the group of Baroque sculptures by Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff that depict the Passion of Christ. He also designed the Baroque statues of St John the Baptist and St John of Nepomuk. There are also Gothic murals of the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, in the sacristy.

The church is not open to the public.

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