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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 12, 2017
    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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  • August 3, 2017
    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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  • December 13, 2016
    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.
  • March 12, 2017
    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".
  • April 9, 2017
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    My husband and I, went to the concert at St. George's Basilica, end of February 2017 . Motzart, Vivaldi, Pachebel, divine music, in a remarkably interesting place. An unforgetable experience!
  • January 30, 2017
    Very pretty on the outside but not all that interesting on the inside. It is included in the package B though, so you get to see it if you visit the cathedral right in front of it

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