THE CHURCH OF ST. MARTIN IN THE WALL

The Romanesque Church of St. Martin was built at the edge of the Old Town in the 12th century. One of its sides was connected to the wall, thus, the curious name. In the time of Charles IV, the church underwent Gothic reconstruction. The nave was raised and newly vaulted, and the new tower was built on the side. The church was reconstructed in the Baroque style in 1780s but shortly after that, during the reign of Rudolf II., the church was cancelled and sold off in an auction. At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a church that was acquired by the city and reconstructed by the architect, Karel Hilbert. Today, the church is the property of the Czechoslovak Evangelical Church. It was the first church where the Holy Communion was taken under both (the believers were allowed to consume the blood of the Lord, the same as the priests). Therefore, the Hussite signs of Chalice. The plaque on the wall resembles that of the sculptors, whose statues are all over Prague, and the father and the son, Brokoff, are buried here.

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