Church of St. Francis of Assisi is an Early Baroque church with a monumental brick dome which was built in 1679-89. There are underground rooms with a chapel beneath the church.
St. Francis Church houses the second oldest organ in Prague played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak and other famous musians.
The Organ Concerts at the St. Francis of Assisi Church offer a coherent programme of music in the space of one hour.
You can order tickets online (about 22,00 €).
The Church of St. Francis of Assissi is built in the same location as the 13th century St Francis Church.
The Church I was viewing, was consecrated in 1688 by the Archbishop of Prague in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. It looked to be another sandstone building. The façade has statues of Bohemian patrons standing in alcoves, and quite a big Cupola.
I had hoped to see the interior but was out of luck! As with many of these Churches in Prague, concerts are held, and I had arrived when one was on!
Well, if you are lucky enough to see inside, there are lots of painting's, some of them rare, Stucco work and frescoes made it sound worth a visit! The Church has the second oldest organ in Prague and one which great masters like Mozart, Dvorak and Seger have all played on.
There are underground rooms with a chapel beneath the church.
The website has information on the inside of the Church
OPEN...DAILY....10-7PM April – November... except services and concerts
St. Francis Church was reconstructed into baroque style in the 17th century, the church was gothic before and there are still remains left – that’s underground chapel. Church designed by famous French architect Jean Baptiste Mathey, it is told that he used Rome’s St. Peter’s Church design as an example.
Church is possessed by Order of the Knights of the Cross with a Red Star. The Church is nicely incorporated into panorama of old town looking from Charles Bridge.
This temple was built in the 17th century on the site of an earlier church.
The statues near the entrance represent Madonna and St John Nepomuk, while others are of Angels and Patron Saints of Bohemia.
The dome bears a fresco of the Last Judgement by Reiner.
St. Francis is one of the few chruches that have not been restored so far. The Baroque church was erected between 1679 and 1689 on the foundation of an older Gothic church. inside you find an exhibition of the crusades.
What you cannot see on the photo is the unique red and white painted dome.
Just a few steps away (be careful when you cross the street!) from the beautiful St. Salvator you can find this church. In my opinion this is the ugliest church I saw in Prague. Why? Because I think its badly proportioned. This church lacks the elegance that all the other Baroque churches that I've seen in Prague do have. The combination of two differently coloured materials doesn't work either. It was built in 1679-1689 on the site of a demolished Gothic church which had been built by the crusaders. There's an exhibition about these knights inside.
This church used to be attached to a monastary for crusading knights, the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star. There is also a gallery dedicated to these knights if you pass to the left of the entrance. The church is also used to give concerts at times. Check the listings out front for more details or call. Services are from 7am Monday-Friday and 9am on Sunday.
The gallery is open from 10am-1pm, 2pm-6pm Tuesday -Sunday