St. Giles Church

St. Giles Church, Prague

St. Giles Church
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
How to get there
  • Old Town • 5 min walk
  • bridge • 6 min walk
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Tina C
Bristol, UK14 contributions
Beautiful church, beautiful concert
Mar 2020 • Friends
Visited for a classical concert. Very special - the church isn’t too big to lose atmosphere. We went in Feb it was cold but seats were heated and we were given blankets! Musicians were brilliant
Written March 7, 2020
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catharinebm
Dorset, UK29 contributions
Stunning virtuoso concert
Nov 2019
Booked ahead for concert here. Czech Phil Chamber Quartet plus International organist. combined concert. Acoustically ethereal sound due to extreme hieght of interior. Clarity of each instrumental timbre was unparallelled in my previous experience. Given fleece blankets on arrival which were NEEDED in Nov!! Quite amusing that almost every concert we seemed to see advertised in churches around Prague ( of which there were dozens....) was including Vivaldi 4 Seasons....Bolero.....major organ Toccatas....and similar repertoire..!!!! SO, we would probably only have gone to one concert even if we had spent more time in Prague! A more varied selection around the city would encourage attendance at more than one concert during even a short stay as the standard was marvellous, pricing completely fair and the acoustics stunning.
Written November 15, 2019
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Carol O
9 contributions
Czech String Chamber Ensemble at St Giles Church
Oct 2019
If in Prague be sure to attend a concert at an area church. These are offered most evenings and are fantastic. We were fortunate to attend a concert at St Giles which has an incredibly beautiful interior and was used in filming the award winning film Amadeus. We purchased the tickets when leaving Tyn Church.
Written October 15, 2019
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Vassilis C
Kós, Greece14 contributions
Different
Oct 2019 • Couples
It is a different church because of the baroque decoration. At least I am used more to the Gothic style. We attended a concert with strings and ecclesiastical organ (Church organ) and I really recommend it.
Written October 15, 2019
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Mirosl@v
Prague, Czech Republic1,984 contributions
A Quiet Visit to the Church
Aug 2019
On Sunday, during early-morning hours we visited the church, during mass , so we could enjoy a true spiritual atmosphere inside, incl. taking a few photographs inside quietly....
Written August 12, 2019
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carloscharmy
Bangkok, Thailand418 contributions
Stunning interior
Apr 2019 • Solo
When I visited this church it was fenced inside. You can pretty admire the interior from the fence and it´s worth stopping by to enjoy the decoration. I recommend it if you are strolling around Karlova Street. Admission free.
Written April 20, 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK608,521 contributions
Beautiful church in the Old Town.
Mar 2019 • Friends
St Giles Church ( Kostel Svatého Jilji ) is beautifully decorated church,the interior is simply stunning and in a city with so many beautiful churches stands head and shoulders above most in this vibrant city.
The church has stood here since the 14th century, a great example of Romanesque style of architecture that is so pleasing on the eye, there's also elements of Baroque architecture in this three aisled church , it's a stunning church,famous for its organ recitals and is most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
Easy to locate on Husova in an area of outstandingly beautiful architecture and teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants.
Written March 20, 2019
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PatriciaInes_del_sur
Buenos Aires, Argentina12 contributions
Concert at St. Giles Church
Dec 2018 • Couples
We bought some tickets on line, in advance through the official website of Prague. After we bought the tickets, and our arrival to Prague, we could see that there are plenty of concerts at different places, but we were glad to had taken our tickets in advance.
The concert was i St Giles church where everything was prepared for a beautiful moment, heated cushions on the bench, blankets, silence, and a fantastic concert of violin. organ and a magnificent soprano. They finished with some Classical Christmas songs that were touching. We truly enjoyed the moment.
Written January 12, 2019
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roberto nannetti
Grosseto, Italy58 contributions
A very richly decorated church..
Nov 2018 • Solo
I was there late in the afternoon to assist to a concert performed by four violinists and a great organist. The organ was said to be the biggest one in Europe with its 3500 pipes.
Written January 3, 2019
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smgriffiths1
Herefordshire, UK54 contributions
lovely church lovely concert very festive
Nov 2018
well worth a visit the concert by 5 musicians cost approximately £18 each lasted an hour and was lovely
heated seats to sit on , would definitely recommend
Written December 2, 2018
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