St. Giles Church
St. Giles Church
4.5
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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starlightShanghai
Victoria, Canada3,673 contributions
Mar 2022
Had passed this church many times before I even realised it was there. It’s a pleasant enough church (established in 14th-century), with a Gothic exterior and a Baroque interior. Provides a pleasant respite from the ‘world outside.
Written March 24, 2022
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
With so many churches in Prague, it is so easy to purchase a ticket and attend a concert without much planning ahead.
It is especially wonderful on a hot summer day - we visited in July - to enjoy the wonderful performance of talented musicians.

I am always surprised how many tourists rave about the good and cheap beer, traveling to Prague to enjoy just that. There is so much more to Prague to enjoy, and it is quite evident by the number of concerts given in Prague on any given day....

The St. Giles church is one of many beautiful churches in Prague. I think it is definitely worth your while, for a concert or just a short visit.
Written December 7, 2016
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Andrey S
Herzliya, Israel16 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
This Church, which located 7 minutes walk from the Charles Bridge. It is heavily decorated and probably will be of interest to those who like to visit churches and historical buildings.

They claim to have one of the biggest organs in Prague along with that on the Prague Castle and have daily concerts which include the organ, a violin player and a soprano / tenor. It is said that the revenues from the concert used to keep and restore this 16th century building.

We were there for such a concert. It lasted about an hour, the price was 450CZK. The music was very good, but it was not very comfortable to listen to it there. The musicians and the organ are located on a balcony behind your back. Moreover the benches are extremely uncomfortable (narrow and with some bulge on the back). It was also freezing there (even though the guy who sold the tickets outside said they had heating).

It is a nice church, but if you want to listen to organ music I suggest you do it somewhere else.
Written October 8, 2012
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Verocras
San Francisco, CA153 contributions
One reviewer lamented the closed gates. I asked one of the young friars that, who happened to be around, and he explained that they have a huge theft problem. On top of that, because of the brutal repression of the Church by the communists, there are fewer practicing Christians here than in most countries. So there are not as many volunteers to watch the Church during the day. Also, much of the land of religious orders was stolen, and the legislature is still drafting a bill to compensate them, so many places do not have money to hire a guide. Anyway, it is a beautiful baroque church. Two things to note are the ornate painting on the ceiling--the Dominicans battling the enemies of the Church. A bit triumphalistic perhaps, but masterfully done. Also, on the left side are two wonderfully carved wooden confessionals, with symbols of death and judgment. Very unusual, and some of the best I have seen.
Written June 27, 2012
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Tina C
Bristol, UK15 contributions
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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David F
Sutton, UK56 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This is a fantastic baroque style church which is well maintained. It is nothing to look at from the outside and I would have missed it had they not been advertising an afternoon classical music recital. This included a four piece string quarter and an organist and was well worth the money (about £28 - Feb 2018). When there are no musical performances the church is free to visit although this does not seem very clear.

As with almost all churches there is no heating and buildings of such height (80ft+) are impossible to heat anyway. It was very cold and sitting watching a concert for around 90 minutes was not the most comfortable experience, particularly whilst sitting in the original 17th century church pews (designed more for reflective penance than comfort). Free blankets were however provided which was a nice touch and the quality of the performance and amazing architecture made it worthwhile.
Written February 20, 2018
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clb7d
Durham, NC34 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
Remarkable church worth a visit with centuries of imbedded history, but really cold at night in December for a concert. The church is unheated, and while they did provide blankets to help warm us in the pews, it was still pretty cold. Seemed like the outside temperature was actually warmer than inside when we left the church at the end of the concert.
Written December 28, 2014
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AliThe31
Tehran, Iran1 contribution
I was there today , i left for visiting Dancing House !! It was not worth it , then decided to turn back by foot , i checked TripAdvisor and saw this church and it was numbered in 50's ..
Found it , and when i entered there .. It was amazing , beautiful and so calm , and they also have opera events there .. A must see place , if u enjoy walking in prague.
Written September 14, 2012
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Frantisek Ruzha
Prague, Czech Republic511 contributions
May 2022
This church has very good acoustics, so the musical performances are of a high standard. One of my friends contributes her soprano singing here.
Written January 8, 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,663 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
This is a large church. The clock tower is nice. And the interior is quite ornate. I was on a tour and o my had about 60 seconds to look at it and I wish I had a bit longer.
Written June 11, 2022
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St. Giles Church, Prague