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St. Nicholas Church, Prague

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • It is a very beautiful church! Totally different from Tyn. The white part of the predominant colors here. There are concerts at night for those who are interested!
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  • Is right in the center of the square of Stare Mesto. The churches in Prague were transformed into a stage for music concerts. The acoustics are spectacular and is given a destination the churches, considering that most Czechs are Agnostics and therefore not religious. We watched a performance of the Vivaldi Orchestra Praga in a beautiful concert with music by Vivaldi and Mozart. Point out to everyone who likes good music.
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  • This is probably the only church in Prague that charges entrance. However, it is still worth to try to get in and see its interiors. It may not be easy yet, as the church is closed for visitors during...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful church in Mala Strana. Viewing it from Charles's Bridge at dusk is so beautiful. Many restaurants around. You can change money (only Euro, English Pound, American dollars ) at much more advantageous rate on some souvenir shops on the nearby covered street leading to the bridge than at Western Union. I discovered it too late after paying approx. 50$ fees on 300$ change.
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