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Church of St. Nicholas

Malostranske nam. 1, Prague 1, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
224-190-994
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Ranked #19 of 276 Attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the "Prague Baroque" period of the 18th century.
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This church is accessible from Charles Bridge and admission is very cheap. The jewel in the Crown is the beautiful interior. Wander in and take your time to admire. You can climb steps higher to view the ceilings and portraits depicting the 12 stations of the cross. Just humbling and beautiful. This is what Christmas is about. Christ.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If you are in Prague for anything more interesting than a stag night then you might want to find your way to this church. It is absolutely staggering. The chances are that you will never have seen a church quite so over the top as this. It is considered to be the number one Baroque church in Prague and I... More 

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We were walking in the old square and stopped into the church. It's very interesting inside...not over done like some of the other churches. It has a beautiful alter and organ. It was free to enter.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

**There are two churches with the same name in Prague, this review is for the one in Mala Strana (the Lesser Quarter).** The Church of St. Nicholas is incredible. It seems like every square inch is decorated, whether by murals or gold gilding or statues. And the space is enormous, so the decorations are almost overwhelming! The church doesn't have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Lovely interior and architecture. The one we visited was in the old town not the lesser town. Very welcoming. Recommend an inside view to appreciate this place of worship and the craftsmanship.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

i feel when you see 1 church you have seen the lot but everyone is so different and glad we saw them. The stain glass is glorious in each Abbey

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth the visit, the view from the top is great, plenty of cafes in the area and again good for photography, lots of steps so be aware! Again well worth it with great views of the city

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Exceptionally ornate church, and very welcoming. The ceilings, artificial pink plaster columns and carving are very impressive as are the guilded icons and paintings. It is possible to walk round part of the upper gallery to get a different perspective of this lovely church and a closer view of the ceiling.

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Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Last minute we decided to see a symphony. That evening there was a violin symphony of Mozart and Vivaldi pieces. The combination of both an outstanding musical performance and the beautiful interior of church was surreal. It was very inexpensive and not overcrowded. Which after walking around Charles Bridge and the old town it was just what me needed. Don't... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There are two churches of the same name in Prague. The first one is in Lesser Town of Prague and is considered to be one of very precious edifices in baroque style at the nord from the Alps. Designes are Krištof Dienzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz. The ceiling fresco is enormous, it was created by J.L.Kracker. The second church... More 

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