St. George's Basilica, Prague

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#18 of 166 in Museums in Prague
Find out more about Bohemian Gothic, Rudolphian, Baroque art at St. George's Basilica. Prince Vratislav I founded the church in the tenth century, but the facade you see is the result of the early Baroque reconstruction. Inside the austere and monumental interior of the basilica, notice the walls, which were rebuilt in Romanesque fashion, and the high ceilings made of a deep, dark wood. Decorative windows provide atmospheric lighting--an ideal setting for the occasional classical music concerts held here. Head to the main nave to see the tombs of the members of the Premyslid dynasty of princes. Visit the adjacent Gothic chapel to look at the tomb of St. Ludmila, the widow of the ninth-century ruler Prince Borivoj. Make St. George's Basilica a part of your Prague vacation plans using our Prague travel itinerary planner.
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  • On Day1 of my visit of the Castle Hill, I did not know that tickets are needed to access some attractions located there. I therefore visited only those that do not require tickets. Feeling overwhelmed...  more »
  • visited the church as part of our visit to the whole castle complex. Very impressive. It is simple and plain and dates centuries back.  more »
  • Located within Prague Castle and Castle is located within the ticket you have to. It does not meet the expectations.
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  • Visit if you can. Beautiful very old church with some very old interior architecture. Try to rent the audio guide so you can understand better the paintings and history. Overall a great place.
  • €28 for a concert of just 1 hour. But wait! NO HEATING at all! ! ! One entire hour sitting still, freezing at the same temperature as outside (0°). Of course, I'm sick, with fever. That's just miserable. Thanks for ruining my trip, folks. Nice church though. Good concert too. Heat up the place, please.
  • An old and storied church with many famous burials. The frescos are in bad shape. There is a baroque chapel near the exit that seems quite out of place but it very pretty.
  • Good looking. A very best location in the city. A must see area.
  • Czech hospitality at it's finest; closed for me but open for others because of "special occasion". Only got to see the outside.
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