More than 1,700 sites to take part in Night of Open Churches

More than 1,700 Czech churches will be accessible to the public during this year's Night of the Open Churches, scheduled for the weekend of June 3 and 4, the organizers announced on Friday. In Prague alone, it will be possible to visit 155 churches, temples and chapels.

The theme of this year's event is baptism and the organisers want to reflect not only its ritual but also the places, objects, texts or traditions associated with the ritual.

Among the newly opened sites will be the Church of St. Peter and Paul which is located in the protected zone of the Želivka dam or the newly built Church of Christ the Saviour in Prague’s district of Barrandov.

Author: Ruth Fraňková