This rather impressive church turned out to be one of my favorites in the city and it definitely is one of the highlights of the Little Quarter (or Lesser Town) area. Built over a span of nearly 60 years in the 18th century by a team of architects made up of a father, a son and a son-in-law (the Dientzenhofer family), St. Nicholas's Church is a magnificient piece of High Baroque architecture. The numerous monuments and frescoes that decorate the church form a lavishly tasteful ensemble. Some of the church's most striking features are its 79 m tall belfry, its 20 m wide dome, the high altar and pulpit, and the 1746 Baroque organ (which Mozart played in 1787). Visitors also have access to the church's galleries from where you get to enjoy wonderful views of the nave. Admission costs 70 CZK and you can visit the church on your own or choose to join one of the guided tours. Next to St. Vitus's Cathedral, I'd say this is one of the most memorable churches I got to visit in Prague.
St Nicholas Church is located in the corner of the Old Town Square (The most popular meeting place in Prague). The construction of the church was finished in 1752 and the huge green dome at the top of the church is considered to be one of Prague's most popular and famous landmarks and one of the best Baroque churches of it's kind in the world.
Concerts are regularly held at the Church for the fee of roughly 450 CZK for an adult and about 300 CZK for students. The world famous Mozart played at the church whilst staying in Prague. The concerts are usually classical or organ based music.
Fees for entering the church are much less 60 CZK for an adult and 30 CZK for a child and free for children under the age of 10. The last tour admission is 15 minutes before closing time but if there is a concert scheduled for that day then the church will close 45 minutes before the scheduled concert time.
Mar-Oct: Daily 09:00-17:00
Nov-Feb: Daily 09:00-16:00
Church service: Sun 10:00
Located in the centre of old town, this white and great church was built in the 18th century by the Jesuits.
Used as a army's garrison during WW1, it was later given to the Hussite movement, and is now the place for summer classical concerts.
Church was completed in 1735 and it replaced a parish church. It is Baroque church decorated with sculptures by Antonin Braun. From 1870-1914 St. Nicholas became Russian Orthodox. Then during the second World War, Czech army units were stationed here and artists were set to work restoring the church. Today it good place for the concerts.
Mar-Oct 09:00 -17:00
Nov-Feb 09:00 -16:00
Beautiful St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square was completed in 1735. It replaced a parish church, mentioned in records dating back as early as 1273.
It wasn't until 1901, when the Krenn House was demolished, that its lovely white façade became visible to the rest of the Old Town Square. It simply gleams, hit by the sun during the day and lit by strong white lights at night
This church shares the same name with the famous one near the castle area. Compared to that one, it's smaller in size but still it's still a very nice example of baroque architecture. The churh dates back to 1730. While you are visiting Old Town Square, it's worth to drop by in this pretty church.
The huge dome and the bell tower of St Nicholas Church is an important element of Prague skyline. It is considered as one of the leading baroque architecture in Europe. The statues inside the church give a different ambience to interior. There are many details within the church and the leaflet provided in the entrance indicates most of these clearly. The admission fee is 70 CZK.
There are 2 St. Nicholas churches in central Prague - one in the old town square and the other (this tip) in Mala Strana. Both are designed in baroque-style and both are city's landmarks.
The beginnings of this cathedral dates back from the year 1283, the cathedral have 2 chapels on it's sides - St. Catherine and St. Barbara. The full construction was finished in 1752.
You won't miss it, as it is directly the view upon entering the tower at the end of Charles Bridge along the Mostecka street.
They are holding concert at this cathedral while I was there. I heard the organ inside the cathedral were once used by W.Amadeus Mozart.
The 18th century white beautiful baroque church at the old town square is the St. Nicholas Church.
The interior of the church is similar to the Paris chapel of St. Louis des invalides.
I wonder though if it still serves as a church as I saw people queuing for a classical music concert inside the church?
Defeating Hussites movement at Batlle of White Mountain (1620) was the point to start building new Catholic churches. First church here stood from 1283, later new one was constructed, with plan of Krystof Dietzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignac Dietzenhofer in 18th century. Church is named as a pearl of Prague Baroque style and main landmark of Mala Strana (Lesser Town).
Main church designer Kilian Ignac Dietzenhofer (1689 – 1751) was famous German architect; his works are as parts of Czech Baroque. He got education from father Krystof Dietzenhofer and famous Austrian architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. Kilian’s other famous works are Golz – Kinsky palace and St. Nicolas Church in Old town hall of Prague.
As I understood, church is opened for concerts. One organ is demonstrated here, used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at his part of life in Prague.
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