Church of The Holy Spirit

Located on the boundary between the Old Town and Josefov, next to the Spanish Synagogue, the Church of the Holy Spirit is the closest Catholic church to the Jewish Quarter.

The church dates from the first half of the 14th century and was built for a Benedictine convent that stood where the western part of the church is today. It was severely damaged during the Hussite wars in the first half of the 15th century, and at the end of the 16th century the Benedictine convent attached to the Basilica of St George at Prague Castle acquired the church. It was destroyed by a fire that swept through the Old Town in 1689; the church was rebuilt in the Baroque style.

An interesting historical feature is that during the reign of Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand I Jews living in the nearby Jewish Quarter had to attend Catholic services at the church.

A statue of St John of Nepomuk by Ferdinand Maximilián Brokof stands in front of the Church.

It is not open to the public.

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