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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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  • In addition to visiting the church you can listen classical music concerts for 20 euros with an approximate duration of one hour
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  • What makes the inside not the outside suggests. Beautiful church where you can walk through it in half an hour. Small entrance but which is worth it.
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  • On our third visit to Prague we finally ventured inside this magnificent piece of Baroque architecture, why did we wait so long. There where no crowds and the guides, even if their English was very li...  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.