Churches/ Cathedrals in Prague

Churches & Cathedrals in Prague, Czech Republic

Churches & Cathedrals in Prague

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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston749 contributions
    I spent 9 days in Prague and I have the opportunity to see many sites. To me the most impressive ones are: the Loreta, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Spanish Synagogue, the Cathedral of Saint Pater and Saint Paul at Vyserhad, the Municipal House, and the St. Vitus Cathedral.

    This was my second trip to Prague. In my first visit, I took a tour, which was a mistake. Majority of tours take you only to the main entrance and you will have a very limited visit to the cathedral that only allows you to see some windows and the roof. I strongly recommend to pay the ticket to visit the cathedral. The ticket is not expensive and allows you to see 4 sites including the Royal Palace, the Saint George Basilica, the Golden Line, and the St, Vitus Cathedral. You may spend a whole afternoon visiting these sites and all of them are impressive. The ticket costs approximately 10 dollars. I arrived at noon on a beautiful Monday; there were no lines. The Cathedral is not crowded as most tours do not go inside and stop at the main entrance; in addition, not many people pay for the ticket. The visit is actually relaxing and quiet; you will find mainly independent tourists.

    Saint Vitus Cathedral has very impressive windows and roses. The two roses describe the life of Christ; there is an art nouveau colorful window depicting the saints of the Czech republic; this window was painted by Mucha. The music hall has beautiful décor, the side doors are beautiful, the golden portal is magnificent, the tomb of Saint Wenceslaus is really nice (the paintings, the door knobs, etc.), the tomb of Saint John Nepomuceno is an impressive baroque tomb made of silver, the roof is lovely, etc.

    You have to read online on the sites inside the cathedral or have a good guide book. It is easy to understand. The cathedral was built over a period of almost 600 years and because of this, it is eclectic as it depicts many art styles in a single building (gothic, baroque, neoclassical, art nouveau). The Cathedral dominates Prague and you can see it from almost every place.

    Once outside, walk around the cathedral and look for the rooster, the golden helmet, and Sigismund, the big bell located in the roof.
    Written January 27, 2023
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  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, UK5,875 contributions
    Not attractive from the outside, many people might not be inclined to enter especially with a 60krona entrance fee . But inside it is absolutely beautiful, stunning features from every angle.
    Written December 17, 2022
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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston749 contributions
    This is a very beautiful church located in the old town of Prague; it dominates the Jan Huss square. It has two towers that are unique, different, and they remind you the churches of a fairy tale. The church is gothic and the interior is Hussite; it is more sober when compared with other churches and because of the Hussite style is actually unique. The church is also very interesting because the main façade is behind some of the old market stores and the entrance is somewhat difficult to find. The church was built after the market and although centuries ago the plan was to demolish the stores, this was not possible adding to the unique features of this church.

    There is no entrance fee. It does not open on Mondays. Although the interior is somewhat dark, the light through the windows in a clear morning makes the church interior magical.
    Written January 26, 2023
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  • Niloufer M
    20 contributions
    Having believed in the Infant Jesus, we have always wanted to visit this Church. It is small but beautiful and has a special sense of peace and grace. The miraculous statue, is truly miraculous!!! The efforts of Fr. Anastasio for the last 27 years to revive the Church, which was practically abandoned 30 years ago. Fr. Anastasio and Fr. Victor gave us a blessing. We were so happy and felt truly blessed having seen and prayed at the shrine.
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston749 contributions
    This church is a must see in Prague. It is off the beaten path. No tours, no crowds. Entrance ifs free!

    The Church is beautiful and very interesting because of two aspects:

    1. Its exterior is a classical Baroque style; the interior is Orthodox. The contrast is impressive and unique!
    2. As others describe, the crypt is a very important historical site. Seven paratroopers, heroes of the second world war, resisted a Nazi siege here. They did not survive; they did not surrender. The history of this event is very well described in the small museum outside the crypt. Pay attention to the door; the door is made of iron and it has a symbolic value; it reminds you the fight and the weapons the heroes used to resist the German attack.

    It is very easy to find it. You may walk from the old city center to the south through the river promenade. It is one block from the dancing house.
    Written December 12, 2022
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  • Graham J
    Nuneaton, UK1,856 contributions
    Visited in December it was cold outside and not much warmer inside. I think that this is an important place to visit when in Prague because of the history. It is a beautiful building. There is a lot of reading to do on the displays.
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • almenj
    nj394 contributions
    If you some time after seeing St V and Nicolas this is third on our list partly due to the location which is excellent
    Written January 29, 2023
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  • Oystein F
    Gardonne, France334 contributions
    Praha is a city of churches, most of them in the central parts of the city. However, near the Metro station I.P. Pavlova you will find the impressive St. Ludmila church, dominating the small park in front of it. I saw the church when coming out of the Metro and the two towers were like a magnet. Inside you found just the calmness you expect from such a huge structure and although there were other visitors you could sit down and enjoy the interior in complete silence. You forget the busy city outside and you leave with a wonderful memory.
    Written September 18, 2022
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,307 contributions
    Unfortunately, most visitors to Prague miss this church. We nearly did, but stumbled in as we tend to check out nearly every church we come across. This one doesn’t look like much from the outside, but WOW, what an interior! Fabulous paintings and frescoes; very ornate Baroque interior; beautiful architecture and vaulted ceilings. The current church was built in the 14th century. No charge to enter.
    Written January 12, 2023
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  • Catherine
    12 contributions
    All I can say is go! Especially on your own. Whilst Prague is bustling outside, inside this church is a little sanctuary. It is so quiet, even though a tour came in they were very quiet, and you can easily pay your respects. The alter is beautifully detailed you could look at it for hours! I recommend paying the 2 euros to get a little booklet on the church as it has lots on informations and comes in loads of languages.
    Written September 9, 2022
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  • Margie D
    York, PA629 contributions
    This church was next to our hotel, Augustine Hotel. It dates back to early 1700's and was part of the Augustine monastery. Masses are sometimes held in English. So beautiful inside!
    Written June 6, 2022
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK614,029 contributions
    To escape the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist centres of Prague it's just so good jumping on a tram and in a relatively short tram ride your in a much more peaceful and tranquil district of Prague.
    Brevnovsky Klaster is one such place I love to visit,not only is it a beautiful monastery complex to visit but it's also a great place to enjoy their own brewed beers and sample a meal from their great meal menu.
    Brenovsky Klaster has some serious history attached to it,founded in 993 with most of the rest of the arch abbey dating from 1708 and 1740,its such a beautiful looking building set in superbly kept grounds complete with it's own lake system,I love to hop tram number 22 from Malostranske Namesti up to stop Brevovsky Klaster which drops you off practically by the monastery and brewpub,they have two great taverns in here namely Klasterni Senk and klasterni Sypka were you can enjoy their superb Benedictine ales and sample local Czech cuisine.
    A wonderful monastery and garden area,well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Prague.
    Written April 5, 2019
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  • LostALot22
    Chicago, IL11,027 contributions
    This church is on the old town side of the bridge. It’s not as big and ornate and some of the others but it was nice. It had a big sign supporting Ukraine.
    Written June 11, 2022
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  • Paul J
    Bethesda, MD766 contributions
    This is one of the few tower climbs that I've done with so much interest on the way up. Special rooms, waste management systems, and spying at the top! You may even feel a cold draft if you watch the video on top.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,307 contributions
    There is also a St. Nicholas Church in Lesser Town, but this one is located in the Old Town Square. It is a fabulous Baroque structure built between 1732-1737. Since 1920, it has been used by the Czech Hussite Church. The interior includes breathtaking frescoes in the dome. The church also has a fascinating history (owing to its connection to the Hussites, its use by the Town Hall for storage for a period of time, and as a base for the partisans' Radio Prague during WWII.
    Written January 12, 2023
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