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St. Thomas Church

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Address: Josefska 8, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 602 643 365
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Description: St. Thomas Church (Sv. Tomas) --- founded in 1228 and remodeled in baroque...
St. Thomas Church (Sv. Tomas) --- founded in 1228 and remodeled in baroque style in 1720's, the church is one of the most significant churches in the area. Today the Parish at St. Thomas is one of the most active in all of Prague, having not only a Czech parish but also and English and Spanish one as well. Masses are held each Sunday: Czech: 9:30 English: 11:00, Spanish: 12:30
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We were in Prague for Christmas and were looking for a Christmas mass to attend. In looking through this is one of the few that I could find which was English-speaking plus it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were in Prague for Christmas and were looking for a Christmas mass to attend. In looking through this is one of the few that I could find which was English-speaking plus it was very close to where we were staying so we decided to check it out. The mass was very well done, the priest was an American guy... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A wonderful, warm and welcoming Parish in the heart of Prague's Mala Strana district. Mass schedule: Saturday: 18:00 English Sunday: 9:30 Czech 11:00 English 12:30 Spanish

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Although this Augustinian church is beautiful in itself, attending Mass here on Saturday evening was a true pleasure. It was National Filipino Day and a Filipino choir sang. They were wonderful. Although there is an old, beautiful church on every corner in Prague, most have but one Mass on Sunday. As we had a tour on Sunday morning, we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is one of those must visit locations of Prague- the absolute beauty of the internal architecture takes your breath away. It is magnificent and i agree with previous comments that this has some of the most beautiful frescos

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I lived in Prague for 6 years and miss St. Thomas the most! Father William has a Ph.D. in history, is very loving and open minded. I really miss his homilies! The community is very diverse and friendly - Czechs, Americans, Britons and people from various African countries to give you an idea. I highly recommend attending mass here. They... More 

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Farmington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A beautiful little church that has wonderful frescos. It looks closed but if you continue down to the end of the little lane there is an opening. From what I could make out admission is free but they would like you to try their order's beer and drink it in the garden when you are done with the visit. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We enjoyed Mass in this church while in Prague, and the community was very nice. The church is beautiful Baroque--bright and airy. Rebuilt in the 18th century, this old church actually has roots to the 12th century. If you are taking in the sights of Prague, it is worth a moment or two to stop in and admire this beautiful... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I go to St. Tomas regularly when I'm in Prague, and I can say that the community is very welcoming and friendly. Plus, the church is amazingly beautiful inside. Try to see the historic St. Dorothy chapel, the oldest part of the monastery. Most of the parishioners in the English community are foreigners who go home for major holidays like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

I went to Christmas mass at St. Thomas. Most of the people attending were Americans. It does not represent Americans in general, but children made noises during the mass, and people did not shake hands with me, who was obviously a foreigner. And this is Christmas eve! Staffs were not really friendly, either. So does this reflect the atmosphere of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is not a very prominent church, with its entrance on a short dead-end street, and too close to the St. Nicholas cathedral in Mala Strana (which is magnificent) to be noticed. However, once inside, it is attractive, it has a beautiful pulpit and angels beside the altars, plus frescoes painted on the ceiling of the nave.

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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