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St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: Malostranske Nam., 1 | Stare Mesto, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 257-534-215
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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I thought the cathedral was very cool. It was way better than la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Spain). It was also free to enter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I thought the cathedral was very cool. It was way better than la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona (Spain). It was also free to enter

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a busy day sightseeing what better way to rest yourself than to sit in St.Nicholas church and listen to classical music. You just drift off into a world of your own, wonderful and they are on every day at 5pm and 6pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well located with nice exterior and interior, not as ornate as other churches. Educational with information about Jan Hus and the Hussite church. Offers musical recitals in the afternoon so keep an eye out for tickets if you are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were situated about 1 minute from here, so got to hear the bells chime every day on the hour. It is a nice looking building from the outside but the inside is worth a look if you wish to pay the small admission fee. This one if famous for its organ which Mozart has played on in the past.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended two excellent organ concerts in the early evening at this church, and were absolutely transported, as much by the atmosphere as by the music...and the combination was both visually and spiritually stunning. I stopped counting statues when I reached 100, and I was only looking toward the altar from midway back in the nave. It is absolutely over-the-top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Cathedral is grand on the exterior but the interior is even better. It is worth the 70 czk entry fee. It has extensive gold leaf and grand sculptures. The interior of the dome is massive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not as big and rich of gold as other churches in Prague, but it is fascinating knowing that Mozart played here the organ when he was in Prague. The roof is really amazing as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed when I entered this beautiful Church...for me it rivals Notre Dame in Paris...situated between Charles Bridge and Prague Castle it's not to be missed...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was tracing the footsteps of Mozart and landed myself here. Mozart played the baroque organ in this church in 1787. Ornate interior decorated with statues, paintings and frescos. The bell tower requires a separate entrance fee. It offers a great view of Mala Strana and Vltava River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go in the church but its lovely to look at and get photos from the outside. Although the photos of the inside look good and it doesn't cost much to get in so probably worth a look on the inside.

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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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