St. George's Basilica, Prague

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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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  • For the second consecutive year, was able to see the beautiful city with its magnificent monuments. The Basilica is one of the wonderful places of Prague Castle. Inside, however, can expect a disappointing appearance where attractive. But still worth a visit and see this ancient temple. There are preserved frescoes and inscriptions.
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  • The Basilica of St. George, ancient Church in Romanesque style from the outside is cute with its predominant color red, but inside is small and very simple. I loved the area very decorated with fresco on the ceiling near the exit.
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  • The Cathedral is called the visit of the Cathedral after seeing enough pomp, but rather a more calm and peaceful feeling. Sitting on the chair legs, also give the rest was great.
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  • We were listening to a sopran singer in a gala concert inside this basilica. Very nice
  • This is vast area of historical buildings and cathedrals, need atleast 3 to 4 hours to explore this area
  • Even older than St Vitus Cathedral is St George’s Basilica within Prague Castle. Its striking red baroque facade liven up the square against the imposing St Vitus. The buildings contain the main basilica as well as a convent and a monastery. You won’t be seeing any nuns today at St George’s, instead is part of the National Gallery showcasing Bohemian art. Inside lies tombs of very important figures from Bohemian history. In some evenings, classical concerts are held within the chapel. It’s actually quite unique to climb up the hill into the oldest church in an medieval castle to hear great music.
  • A bit different and much smaller than the cathedral next to it. But it is older and has a nice atmosphere to it. You get to see it if you buy any of the other circuit tickets so it comes for "free".
  • Basilica doesn't have much to offer after the cathedral and the old castle but it's still nice and silent place to look around. Worth the visit but nothing that special.

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