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Karmelitská 9, 10000 Praha
GPS: 50° 05' 08" N
14° 24' 14" E
Tel.: +420 257 533 646
The Bambino di Praga (www.pragjesu.info) is a 47cm-tall wax figure of the infant Jesus, made in Spain in the 16th century. The figure is said to possess miraculous powers and the ability to heal the ill, the blind and the deaf.
Since 1628 the Prague Carmelite Order has taken care of the Bambino di Praga at the Church of Our Lady Victorious in Malá Strana which has an exquisite Baroque interior.
Grateful pilgrims have given the Bambino di Praga over 60 outfits decorated with gold, diamonds and pearls (from China, Brazil, the Philippines, Vietnam etc.). The most valuable of these miniature robes was embroidered by Austrian Empress Maria Theresa herself.
The robes are regularly changed to reflect the colours of the given religious holiday or period (i.e. white for Easter and Christmas, red for Holy Week, purple for fasts and Advent)
Some of the robes belonging to the Bambino di Praga can be seen in a museum in the church. There is no admission fee.
Services are held in the church in Czech, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Every year on the last Sunday in May a celebration is held to mark the anniversary of the coronation of the Bambino di Praga by the bishop in 1655.