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Kostel sv. Mikuláše, Prague

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An outstanding example of Baroque architecture in Central Europe, Kostel sv. Mikuláše dominates Prague's skyline with its iconic green dome. Constructed in the early decades of the 18th century, the structure replaced a Gothic church also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The building's star attractions are its frescoes, sculptures, and a 4,000-pipe organ, reportedly played by Mozart in 1787. The ceiling frescoes, created by Johann Lukas Kracker, include an image of a Jesuit monk who, despite repeated injunctions not to do so, hid behind one of the columns and secretly watched the artist at work. Try to spot him by standing directly under the domed ceiling or by climbing to the church's viewing gallery. By using our Prague road trip planning website, you can arrange your visit to Kostel sv. Mikuláše and other attractions in Prague.
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  • Have not seen the inside of the church but accidentally stumbled upon side entrance leading to the thin tall tower and it was the best discovery I made in my own city. The stairs get pretty narrow... 
    Have not seen the inside of the church but accidentally stumbled upon side entrance leading to the thin tall tower and it was the best discovery I made in my own city. The stairs get pretty narrow...  more »
  • If you like old churches, then this as good as it gets. Although not the biggest, St. Nicolaus is one of the most impressive I've visited. The details on the decorations are out of this world. 
    If you like old churches, then this as good as it gets. Although not the biggest, St. Nicolaus is one of the most impressive I've visited. The details on the decorations are out of this world.  more »
  • Don't miss this church in Lesser Town Square when you are in Prague. It is one of the most valuable Baroque churches north of the Alps. When you walk in the size of the building and the statues is.....  more
    Don't miss this church in Lesser Town Square when you are in Prague. It is one of the most valuable Baroque churches north of the Alps. When you walk in the size of the building and the statues is.....  more »
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  • A spectacular Baroque church in Prague This is possibly the most ornate church in a city of ornate churches. If you have any interest in Baroque architecture, this should be on your list for visiting Prague. However, the sheer opulence of the church can become overwhelming at times. The upper stories of the church may be visited, and the tower can also be accessed from a separate entrance.
  • This is a Baroque architectural church and is an elaborate style of architecture popular in the seventeenth and eighteen centuries. This church definitely impress me as the most beautiful church I have seen so far. The sculptures are so intricately done and also covered by gold either in part of in full which the interior of the church so breath taking. The roof is also beautifully painted and that makes me look in awe as I walked into the interior of the church building. For those who love beautiful works of architecture, a visit to this building is a must.
  • Well, it’s certainly ornate and very spectacular. Much of what you would expect of an Eastern European cathedral… My name is Nicholas and I was born on the date of Saint Nicholas coincidentally! So it was a fun experience definitely; although fairly brief, you can only stare up for so long, maybe sit for quiet time and reflection. Like most churches of this nature there is a small fee to enter. Very beautiful, unique…
  • It is so far the most impressive church i have visited in europe. There is some different atmosphere there that make you stay there couple of hours, following the lights coming from the windows, taking amazing pictures. Must see in Prague for me! Lighting inside the church is highly satisfying and amazing to take great photos!
  • Another spectacular and different style of architecture. Big monuments make it more special. Entry for 100 czk…

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