Church of St. Salvator
Church of St. Salvator
4
Churches & Cathedrals
Read more
Write a review
The area
Address
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
  • Lesser • 8 min walk
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
183 reviews
Excellent
70
Very good
75
Average
30
Poor
3
Terrible
5

MemoriesHoarder
New York City, NY193 contributions
Oct 2021
Concerts here are a great way to grasp a little culture. Music selections are just snippets of known classical pieces but they are performed well and it makes for a nice pleasant evening. Any seat in the house will be fine.
Written August 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Oct 2019
If you cross the Charles Bridge towards the Old Town direction, you will find yourself facing the church. It is part of the Klementinum complex.

The church is impressive on the outside. The Baroque facade. The large portico with the sandstone structures of the saints is particularly impressive.
The church is equally beautiful inside. The classical concerts are great if the timing works for you.
The church has not one but two organs , recently restored.

Staying in the hotel Four Seasons nearby for part of our trip, we were able to wander around at all hours of the day. The church is beautifully lit at night.
Written September 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
I must assume that every tourist visiting Prague crosses the Charles Bridge. So If you just crossed from the Mala Strana side and are heading for the old town as soon as you come to the bottom of the bridge the church will be in front of you. You need to really look up to appreciate the church's beautiful Baroque facade. The large portico with the sandstone sculptures of the saints is particularly impressive. The church is equally beautiful inside and worth looking in, even if you are not ready or have time to take in a lengthy concert.
This church has not one but two organs, recently restored.
Classical concerts are perfomed here, as in all almost every church in Prague, so you have a lot off opportunities and choices.
More and more people are starting to realize that Prague is not just about beer.
And that's a good thing....
Written March 19, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gayle
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
This concert was slightly more expensive than other wonderful concerts in Prague, and it was a huge disappointment. We were thrilled with the other concerts we attended in Prague.
At this place, everyone sat in pews and faced the front of the church, but the entire concert was conducted from the back of the church! Granted, the organ was at the back, but the singer also was at the back. As we weren't enjoying it, we tried to leave early - and guess what? The church was locked! We couldn't leave until it was over.
Extremely disappointing in all.
Written October 25, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Whizzy1230
London, UK116 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
Photos don't do this little gem justice. I spent an hour here one evening listening to a string quartet playing Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" (650 Kč).The music was great and what better way to rest after pounding the streets all day (performance starts at 7pm). This church is breathtakingly ornate. The carvings in this church are exception and the paintings on the ceiling and hung on the walls demonstrate the skills and love of art that can be found throughout Prague. Even if you don't fancy the classical music, this is worth a trip.....just head for Charles Bridge
Written June 13, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elaine H
Rockville, MD226 contributions
Oct 2019
At the foot of the Charles Bridge, the church is excellently located not only for touring but also for the evening concerts. We attended (first row center!) a one-hour performance in the main church of various well known excerpts from Smetana to Verdi to Bach, Mozart and more within the cavernous nave. Our performers were a six-string ensemble, soprano and organ -- unbelievable sounds amplified by the near perfect acoustics of the place. Enjoy!
Written October 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RC03
Seattle, WA106 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Terrific acoustics in a beautiful church — a delightful evening. The program is pretty much the same wherever you choose to attend one of these concerts (Vivaldi, Pachabel, Bach, and Beethoven, maybe Dvorak) and a cadre of outstanding classical musicians ensures this is a delightful experience. I especially enjoyed the gorgeous interior of the Church of St.Salvator.
Written July 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Elsie D
Gebze, Turkey109 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
As another reviewer mentioned, there was no comfortable way to watch the organist, who was mostly hidden behind the organ, anyway. Nor could one see the tenor, nor the violinist. However, I was somewhat relieved to not have to look respectful and keep my eyes glued to the musicians, as one usually does during concerts. Instead, many people there in the audience just put their heads back with their eyes closed and soaked in the wonderful music. We had seats towards the front, which I totally recommend to visitors; it costs a bit more, but it's worth it. My husband and I spent the time listening while studying the million tiny details of the magnificent Baroque altar. Soaring, graceful angels, gilded capitals on spiral marble columns, a colorful dome fresco - all bound together in a romantically spiritual, over-the-top whole. Just above us were white marble angels looking down from the transept, except for two, who seemed to be annoyed at something. Those angles have been annoyed for what - 600 years or so, but I'm sure it wasn't from the music that day, which was divine.

A warning to visitor - we lucked out with this concert. A couple in front of us had been to three other organ concerts in Prague, in other churches, and instead of the organist playing the old pipe organ that were there, they played a smaller organ on the side of the church. There is one in St. Salvator, too, but our organist played the "real" one at the back of the church.
Written June 29, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

springbank
Greve, Denmark3,638 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Take time to go inside and take a look at this church, beautiful inside and worth looking in. Situated right by Charles Bridge but easy to miss. The church is a part of a former Jesuit Klementinum Colleges by Charles Bridge. Today it belongs to the academic parish. The church is foundet in 16th century and completed in the 17th century by the famous Italian architect Carlo Lurago and is said to belong to the most valuable early baroque buildings in Prague. From the outside you need to look up to enjoy the church's beautiful baroque façade.
Written May 20, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bill s
San Francisco, CA684 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
Imagine a fiercely cold early evening, sitting in a stone church. Wooden pews heated by old fashioned "heating pads". Baroque architecture bathing your sight. The cold air warmed by a small 5 person classical music group painting the elevated ceiling with warm stylish sounds from 3 violins, one cello, one organ. Imagine closing one's eyes and listening to the magic created hundreds of years in the past by Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart. Imagine the building environment, constructed in the 1500's providing the venue for this performance. Imagine what was heard and by whom 500 years ago in this same building. All this for $25.00!
St Salvator Church is a beautiful diamond in a beautiful part of the world. The music, performed almost daily, is a gift. DON'T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written December 14, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 70
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Church of St. Salvator, Prague

Frequently Asked Questions about Church of St. Salvator

We recommend booking Church of St. Salvator tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Church of St. Salvator tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Church of St. Salvator: View all restaurants near Church of St. Salvator on Tripadvisor