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St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: Malostranske Nam., 1 | Stare Mesto, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 257 534 215
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Breathtaking Interior

Large Cathedral, well preserved with breathtaking interior. Best if you have a guide that explains to you many interesting and historic details.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large Cathedral, well preserved with breathtaking interior. Best if you have a guide that explains to you many interesting and historic details.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if it is a church, you need to buy the entrance ticket but it is worth it. Make sure you go to the balcony as well. It is really beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very cool! The view of the city is great. Don't do it if you are not in reasonable shape or afraid of tight space.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very nice cathedral to visit, and not too expensive. Great inside. And the location in the mala strana district assures you that you a lot to visit near it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love churches, they inspire in me so many good things although I am not catholic. And this church was so peaceful and quiet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A breathtaking and very beautiful church that is well worth a visit. The Baroque interior is stunning.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic interior space filled with ornate statues and frescoes, can't think of a more ornate cathedral. Go to the balcony to get a better view of the frescoes on the ceiling, only 69 steps up. The balcony has 19th century graffiti carved into the wood. Probably more spectacular that St Vitus in Prague Castle. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is worth popping into this cathedral as you pass because the inside is beautiful. Ceiling paintings are exquisite and you will wander around staring upwards. The organ is also particularly beautiful. When we went in there was a quartet playing harmoniously at the back [donations in a box] which added to the ambience. Well worth dropping into as you... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the finest churches I have ever visited with extremely elaborate internal carvings paintings and religious artefacts close to Charles Bridge. Costs 70 czech crowns to enter.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive and rich in size, materials, decoration and artwork, a church second only to St. Vitus on our visit.

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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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