Kostel svatého Jiljí, Prague

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Take in the gold details and Romanesque columns of Kostel svatého Jiljí, designed in the 1300s and displaying a combination of Baroque and Gothic architecture. Several famous religious figures have preached here since its construction and the renowned artist who painted the ceilings of the church is buried here. Visit the site and consider attending one of its well-known organ recitals. In addition to the excellent acoustics, the concerts provide a good opportunity to gain insight about the church, as the pastor often speaks about its historical and architectural significance before a performance. In a city known for its classical concerts, this site offers you a somewhat more affordable and personal musical experience. Note that the unheated church can get quite cold inside, particularly during winter months, so dress warmly. Plan your Kostel svatého Jiljí visit and explore what else you can see and do in Prague using our Prague day trip planner.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed the hour long concert in this stunning venue. The music was a wonderful counterpoint to the bustle of the city. It was good to hear a full powered recital of Toccata & Fuge in D min...  more »
  • Also we are here happen to be passed. The outside does nothing presumption of the pomp and the circumstance you expect once you step into this church.
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  • Easily missed from the outside, this beautiful church is only a five minute walk from Old Town Square, a walk i first made the day i got married there in 2008. Such an ornate building, lovely to sit t...  more »
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  • This is quite possible one of the most glorious churches in Prague. We actually came here to listen to a string ensemble and organ recital - which in itself was quite breathtaking without the surroundings - but we also caught the last 15 minutes of a service conducted by the monks there. Incredibly beautiful, moving, and unforgettable.
  • Whether you will like it or not depends on your taste regarding the baroque current.
  • Beautiful old church with astonishingly ornate, gilded carvings. Also, a splendid venue for short, light classical concerts in the evenings. Well worth a visit.
  • They have wonderful organ(the largest in Czech Republic) there and perform organ concerts.
  • Maybe its not the most distinctive church in Prague from the exterior, but I invite you to enter it. One of the most intricately decorated church interiors, with a beautiful Baroque style, it didn't cease to amaze me. I strongly recommend attending one of the sublime concerts they host, the atmosphere elevates the musical experience so high.

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