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Church of St. Nicholas

Malostranske nam. 1, Prague 1, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #24 of 318 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the "Prague Baroque" period of the 18th century.
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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The two St. Nicholas churches are often confused. It does not help, that on this site for example, the address and the church picture does not match. The picture above depicts St. Nicholas church located on the Staromestke namesti - Old-Town square, not the one in Mala Strana location (the address given) The only similarity here are the same name... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Attended an organ concert then Mass at this beautiful church. Beautiful baroque influenced architecture in this magnificent gift to Christianity !

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It costs CZK70 per person to enter this church, but it is simply stunning inside. The baroque interior is out of this world. Take the steps up to the balcony to see the painted ceiling up close and realise the skill of the artists to get the perspective right for those sitting in the pews. This church was a highlight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We paid the 90 kroner to walk to the top of the tower rather than look through the interior of the church. There were a lot of steps but the view is spectacular and there are helpful signs around the 360 degree tower that show you what you are looking at so you can learn what some of the other... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is situated on the hill on the way to Prague Castle The interior is very ornate and the dome and 2 spires stand out on the sky line when viewed from the Castle

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Massive and beautiful from every side!! Located on Malostranske namestie, so you can go there by tram 22. Loved it, but unfortunately we were not able to go inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

St. Nicholas Church (Kostel Svateho Mikulase) is in Lesser Town, on the west side of Charles Bridge (Karlov Must). You'll find it as you begin the climb up the hill to Prague Castle (Prazsky Hrad), just above Malostrasky Square. From the outside it's clear this in no ordinary local church, with a dome and spire reaching to the sky. But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wonderful Church! Worth visiting! A real gem in Prague! I have Always loved this Church! Interesting!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Shame about the outside but look forward to going back after the restoration, don't let this put you off as the inside is absolutely stunning, the architecture is to be see to be believed its a memory that will stay with me forever

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Interior very interesting. Exterior mostly covered up with the restorations going on. Attended a concert with harpsichord/oboe/organ there. Now that was worth it. Relaxing and you can check out the interior at leisure.

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