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St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

(Czech: Kostel sv. Mikuláše na Malé Straně)

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The most famous Baroque church in Prague is also one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps.

The dome has an impressive diameter of 20 m, and the interior height to the top of the lantern is over 49 m, making it the highest interior in Prague. It is also an outstanding example of high Baroque decoration. 

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5 reasons why you should add the St. Nicholas Church to your itinerary

  1. Breathtaking Baroque Design - Built in the 18th century, the St. Nicholas Church is a prime example of the stunning baroque architecture that Prague is famous for. With its intricate frescoes, ornate sculptures, and grandiose dome, the church is a feast for the eyes and a masterpiece of design.

  2. Rich History - The St. Nicholas Church has a fascinating history that spans several centuries. It was built on the site of a former Gothic church and has witnessed important events such as the coronation of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Visitors can learn about the church's past through guided tours and audio guides, which are available in several languages.

  3. Spectacular Organ Concerts - The St. Nicholas Church is renowned for its world-class organ, which is the largest in Prague. Visitors can enjoy the church's acoustics and attend one of the many organ concerts that take place throughout the year. The concerts offer a unique and unforgettable musical experience that is not to be missed.

  4. Magnificent Views of Prague - The St. Nicholas Church's location in the heart of Prague's Lesser Town offers visitors stunning views of the city. Visitors can climb the church's bell tower for panoramic views of Prague's rooftops, the Vltava River, and the Charles Bridge.

  5. Spiritual Significance - The St. Nicholas Church is a place of worship and spiritual significance for the local community. Visitors can attend mass and experience the church's serene and peaceful atmosphere. Whether you are religious or not, the St. Nicholas Church offers a unique glimpse into the spiritual life of Prague's residents.

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Lesser Town, Malostranské náměstí, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Malostranská (Prague Metro LINE A) 336 m
Staroměstská (Prague Metro LINE A) 576 m
Public Toilets nearby: 69 m
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