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Church of St. Nicholas

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Address: Malostranske Nam., 1, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 224-190-994
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the...
Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the "Prague Baroque" period of the 18th century.
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Not to be missed sight in the Mala Strana quarters of Prague

The Church of Saint Nicholas also called the Saint Nicholas Cathedral is a spectacular Baroque church in the lesser town square of Prague. A baroque church,St. Nicholas serves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Church of Saint Nicholas also called the Saint Nicholas Cathedral is a spectacular Baroque church in the lesser town square of Prague. A baroque church,St. Nicholas serves both as church and as a magnificent venue for classical concerts. With a rather simple white facade, the spellbinding interior in its scale and beautiful frescoes make this church easily the most... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

this is the smaller St Nicholas in the old town. It is a small intimate church that's probably lovely most of the time but at the moment it's covered in scaffolding inside and out .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a visit to Prague and visiting many special attractions and buildings I have to say this church is the one which I found to be the most spectacular, the roof paintings to the large statues and the gold theme is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit and worth the small fee to go inside!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The church is beautiful, but the interior of the dome is breathtaking and completely remarkable. Go up to the gallery where you can see it from another perspective.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a beautiful church! I would definitely recommend going inside and taking a few moments to soak in all that it has to offer. a lovely place of worship indeed, even for the non-religious out there, if you are into architecture and historic buildings, this will be worth your time! you should also enjoy the view from the Tower (separate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

so beautiful and picturesque. If you can go when concert is on i reckon it would be wonderful. The gold the paintings something else. wish they did a tour of it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As much as the cathedral stands stunning from its outside, the interiors are a different story altogether. Each corner of the church is a gilded beauty. The white and gold combination and the amount of artwork whether it be the statues or the murals or the basic architecture, everything just shines and speaks volume about its history and regal nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a nice old church. You feel a bit small, when you stand there, and look up. At the time under restauration. Also good place to go for christmas (at midnight).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

No other words to describe it. A must see and if you want to pay the little extra please go up the bell tower for stunning views of prague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Church of St Nicholas on the Lesser Town Square is the most valuable building of Prague Baroque. Its construction from 1704 - 1711 was carried out under architect Christoph Dienzenhofer and in 1737 - 1752 by his son Kilián Ignác Dienzenhofer, who designed the unique vault and robust dome, which became one of the Prague´s main landmarks. Both charels... More 

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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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