HOTEL BETLEHEM SQUARE PRAGUE 1
Hotel Betlem Club on Bethlehem Square
Betlem Club Hotel is situated in a peaceful Bethlehem Square (Czech. Betlémské náměstí) in the heart of the Old Town. Bethlehem Square is ideally located for accommodation - Charles Bridge and Old Town Square are only 5 minutes walk away. Betlehem Square is also very close to Wenceslas Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Royal Way, the National Theatre and all the other landmarks of the Old Town and Prague 1.
Bethlehem Square Prague
Bethlehem Square is located in the Old Town of Prague in the historical center of Prague 1 This memorable place is named after the famous Bethlehem Chapel, which is the dominant building. The square itself was founded in the late 18th century on the spot of the cemetery on which formerly stood the church of of Sts. Philip and James. Even today is the Bethlehem Square a pleasant and peaceful place, ideal for accommodation, walking and exploring the rich history of Old Prague.
Bethlehem Chapel Prague
Bethlehem Chapel in the Old Town of Prague, Prague 1 is a memorable place in Czech history. Foundation stone of the chapel Prague was placed by Prague Archbishop Jan of Jenštejn on the 27th July 1391. Chapel was built in the years 1391-1394. Was consecrated in honor of Holy Innocents killed in Bethlehem and was also called the Chapel of the Holy Innocents. Legend says that in this place was formerly a well, in which poor mothers throw their babies. And above that wells chapel was built and dedicated to first Christian martyrs.
Once completed, the Bethlehem chapel will accommodate up to 3,000 worshipers and was intended for preaching in Czech. In 1402 - 1413, when Master Jan Hus held his sermons here, the place became very popular. The nobility would come here, as well as the ordinary people, and sometimes even Queen Sophia herself. The place gradually turned into a cradle of the reform movement, which later resulted in the Hussite Wars.
After the burning of Jan Hus in 1415 during the Council of Constance chapel served as a parish church and a link Hussite movement. Thomas Müntzer, worked here Brotherly Unity, Society of Jesus and the Jesuits. In the years 1948-1954, the chapel was restored as a memorial to the Hussite movement.
Its importance order Bethlehem Chapel to the most important sights of Czech. In the main hall you can still see the original stone floor and the pulpit, where Jan Hus preached. Besides that serving the Bethlehem chapel as ceremony hall of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Technical University in Prague and University of Jan Amos Comenius in Prague and for other important ceremonial events.
The Náprstek Museum is a museum of Asian, African and American art. It is part of the Prague National Museum on Betlehem Square in Prague. The museum introduces you to native cultures of the North and South Americas, archaeological evidence of prehistorical and ancient cultures, ethnographical and art objects of natives from the 19th and 20th century, and to cultures of Australia and Oceania showing the material and spiritual life of the original inhabitants of Australia and isles of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.