St. Nicholas Church, Prague

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The Church of Saint Nicholas is a church in Vršovice in Prague 10. There has been a church here since at least the 11th century, although this building with its neo-gothic façade was built in the 18th and 19th centuries.DescriptionThis understated church is, at least, the third religious building on this site. The first Christian church here was dedicated to Mary Magdalene in the 11th century. The first church here was built here in 1422, although there may have been a religious building here since the Romans. The church building was dedicated to St. Nicholas but it was not the last. There are today three churches dedicated to St. Nicholas in Prague.The previous Gothic building was replaced in 1704 by a design which proved to be too small for the growing population; it was expanded and a façade by Bohumil Holeček was added in the 1890s. By this time the burial ground around the church was abandoned. This is the church you see today. The large eight sided chalice sculpture and filial rises almost. It is above the onion dome and the tower which rises from the presbytery.The 19th century organ confessionals remain. The only substantive changes made since the 1890s were the replacement of the main staircase and the removal of one of the two bells which was confiscated during the second world war. The remaining large 300 kg bell is dated 1511 and it was made by the popular bell founder "Bartoloměj of Prague". Another smaller 35 kg bell was added just under the main dome in 1923 which is used as a death knell. The bell is by Oktáv Winter.
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  • Loved this visit to St Nicholas. One of dozens of beautiful churches in Prague. Fantastic architecture, great history. Worth a trip.  more »
  • This is a beautiful church with a lot of information on the development of the Hussite movement. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • It is a beautiful church with very ornate religious decorations. Worth the visit and it would not take long to see it all. We did this in our way back from the palace.  more »
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  • This is definitely my favorite church in Prague! You could literally spend the 100 years, it took building it, to admire it's total beauty. There are ceilings painted with matching colors, whole stories told by statues and a altar that is breathtaking. Also they, in contrast to other churches nowadays, did not limit the access to the benches or gallery. You should definitely plan a short (or better: longer) stop here at St Nicholas when visiting the Westside of Prague.
  • Really beautiful church. At the moment a part is under restructuring but it still possible to admire the entire beauty of each portrayed. The entrance cost is quite cheap and if you are a student, showing something to prove it, you will receive a reduction.
  • Church is very beautiful with golden decors and marble sculptures everywhere. except it's interior is under construction and renovation. It would've been a 5 star site. But regardless, you should not miss it.
  • It is a beautiful church. But in general really sad to pay to enter into a Church and to have limited opening hours in the church in Prague
  • One of nice & beautiful church in the city with restaurants and bars around it. In the attractions patch and just don't miss it.
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