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St. George's Basilica, Prague

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to St. George's Basilica and many more Prague attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Prague itinerary builder.
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  • Visit to this church is one of the reasons to buy full castle ticket. It is a stunning old building though the colourful baroque façade would never indicate this. The church was originally built in 10...  read more »
  • Nice to look at from the outside. Well restored on the inside - nearly too well, as it looks newer than it is. There are some interesting frescos, but nothing out of the ordinary sauf a grotesque stat...  read more »
  • From the 10th century, this Basilica contrasts dramatically (by color, by antiquity, for simplicity) with the surrounding buildings, including the St. Vitus Cathedral. But I don't care because she is the holy name! I call attention to the rear façade that is well rounded, striking signal of the architecture of the time.
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  • The facade of this church completely masks the fantastic Romanesque architecture. It is a fine example of how things keep getting renovated throughout the ages, not necessarily for the better. You can appreciate the older style of church design, with the elegant pillars, side aisles and clerestory windows. There is a monument/tomb inside. Worth a quick peek inside when touring the Prague castle complex.
  • Small, but beautiful in its simplicity. Great contrast to the extravagant cathedral across the square, but no less spectacular.
  • Don't know why people are down voting this one. It is simply an amazing piece of architecture and a testament of time. Make sure to see it.
  • A very small church. Not much to see. And more, there are no details in english.
  • Very interesting history. Not sure of its current aims but is good for a bit of a different look.
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