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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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A stunning example of Baroque Church Architecture

This baroque church dates from about 1730.The facade (almost entirely white) is covered with statues,providing a dramatic appeal before even entering the interior.The inside of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This baroque church dates from about 1730.The facade (almost entirely white) is covered with statues,providing a dramatic appeal before even entering the interior.The inside of the magnificent dome is covered with frescoes describing the life of St Nicholas.The lofty interior is decorated by further frescoes of the life of St Nicholas,and the nave is crowned by a magnificent chandelier.The centre... More 

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Trelew, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I looved this church. It´s beautiful, until you enter you don´t imagine what you´ll find. Really liked it

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Located in Lesser Town Square the church is the most famous Baroque church in Prague. Gothic architecture designed and built by three generations of great Baroque architects in 1702. The paintings are beautiful and the statues and interior design are a must see. The Church is a superb example of high Baroque architecture and is the most valuable Baroque building... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We attended an incredible strings concert in the Church and enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a beautiful old church with great acoustics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Most beautiful cathedral i've ever seen ! We visited st nicolas cathedral during may with the tower which has great and panoramic views for prague. Go upstairs , u must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So much history and so beautiful to see. Worth going to see and Prague is just full of so much history everywhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A real pity that you must pay if you want to enter and prey. Czechs consider this church a museum, not a church. I could only get to the door where they sell the tickets to come inside. I don't agree. Located in Malostranka square. The tour bus leaves you there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most lovely churches in Prague, and is a great sight to see in Mala Strana. Great architecture, and a hidden gem out of the popular churches in Prague.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We walked past this every day and the exterior was very imposing. Did not go in as, with many places in Prague, you had to pay and we preferred to reserve our money for other things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is one of the most ornately decorated churches I've visited. It is a magnificent display of Baroque art and architecture. You can easily become overwhelmed when you start to look at the details. Don't miss taking the stairs up to the Gallery. You get a different view from above and are closer to the elaborately painted ceilings.

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Address: Address: Malostranske Nam., 1, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 224-190-994
Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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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