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St. Nicholas Church, Prague

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Architectural Building
An outstanding example of Baroque architecture in Central Europe, St. Nicholas Church dominates Prague's skyline with its iconic green dome. Constructed in the early decades of the 18th century, the structure replaced a Gothic church also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The building's star attractions are its frescoes, sculptures, and a 4,000-pipe organ, reportedly played by Mozart in 1787. The ceiling frescoes, created by Johann Lukas Kracker, include an image of a Jesuit monk who, despite repeated injunctions not to do so, hid behind one of the columns and secretly watched the artist at work. Try to spot him by standing directly under the domed ceiling or by climbing to the church's viewing gallery. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Prague holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the St. Nicholas Church and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A very beautiful and evocative Church. It is clearly a recommendable Church on the old market square in the heart of Prague.
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  • It is for me one of the few religious buildings worth visiting. The flamboyant decoration is impressive, and the opportunity to go up to the balcony is a real plus. The price of entry is justified.
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  • I am sure this is worth a visit still but the main attraction in the centre of the church is currently full of scaffold and it does spoil the effect. You also have to pay to get in. We stumbled across...  more »
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  • This church is quite unassuming from outside but really beautiful inside. Decadent is a word that I will use. You have to pay to get in, though.
  • Putting aside any consideration as to whether the church is beautiful or not (tastes and colors right?!) one can say it is impressive. I didn't rate it higher for when I went half the upper floor was closed and a guard was breathing down my neck and shadowing me as I wandered close to paintings or else. Thus, it must be said that the price ticket is so cheap you can't really get it wrong here.
  • Saint Nicholas Church is one of the most impressive example of Prague Baroque. It is located in Malá Strana at other end of Charles Bridge. It was built in 18th century as a replacement for the old Gothic church. The church has a baroque organ with 4,000 pipes and was played by Mozart in 1787. One of the Mozart's masterpiece–Mass in C–was first performed in this very church.
  • Treasure of Prague. Beautiful on the inside, paintings on the wall and ceiling, shiny statues and just a wonderful place to visit.
  • The church was the coronation church so it was very pretty. There're lots of statues that represents stories too.