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St. Nicholas Church, Prague

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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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  • This Cathedral is stunning inside and out. Once you walk in, you will observe Statues of intricate details, beautiful ceilings, and general awe. Easy to find and a short walk.  more »
  • This church is not to be missed and the price paid for admission is honest (€ 2 students and 4 € adults). The ceiling is decorated with a magnificent fresco representing the apotheosis of Saint Nicholas and is the largest in Europe. Climbing the stairs to reach the upper floor displaying various works depicting the Madonna. He left me very intrigued and I recommend a visit.
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  • to enter you must pay the ticket, not expensive, but it is decorated so meraviglioso.si can even climb on the balcony to better appreciate the decorations
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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.