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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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Beautiful Cathedral across St Charles Bridge

This church is located in Mala Strana a short walk from St Charles bridge. There is a small entrance fee (cash only), and we took about an hr inside, including some access to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This church is located in Mala Strana a short walk from St Charles bridge. There is a small entrance fee (cash only), and we took about an hr inside, including some access to the upstairs gallery. The detail in this Baroque beauty is stunning. We actually preferred this church to the marvellous St Vitus (although there is no stained glass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What makes St. Nicholas unique is the amount of “shinny” gold material applied to decorate the interior. It is beautiful and more importantly different than any other European churches, baroque or otherwise. It is well worth the small entrance fee. It is very easy to visit as it is located right around the “Malostranske namesti “ tram stop, just west... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited this church on our way down from Prague Castle and were glad we did. The church is over-the-top Baroque but even if that is not your style (it isn't mine) this is worth seeing. The statues writhe, the gilt gleams, the shapes undulate. Very baroque indeed. The church is much smaller than the marvelous St. Vitus on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a truly lovely cathedral. It is well worth the modest admission charge. It's a must see if you are in Prague's Lesser Quarter. Upstairs there are several pantings to view as you enjoy the bird's eye view of the church below. There are many places to eat, drink, and shop within a block or two also. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Church is a place to vist for its arquitectural and historical value. If in winter, keep your jacket on. The chuirch is not heated.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You can find the most beautiful chandelier in this church in Prague. It is free of charge to visit, do not miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The interior is amazing and it is well worth visiting. Not as big as St Vitus Cathedral but still a magnificent Church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Quite possibly the most beautifully decorated and furnished church/cathedral I've had the pleasure of visiting. Needs to be seen by the eye as words and pictures cannot do it any justice.........incredibly beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

For about $5-7 you can attend a chamber orchestra performance in the evenings here. The musicians are tremendous! The sound character of the cathedral is fabulous, and after the performance you can walk about Old Prague Square and have dessert and espresso under the beautiful stars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was being renovated at our time of visiting , and was covered in scaffold but the church is a must to visit wonderful!!

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Staying in Mala Strana (Little Quarter)

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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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