Church Of St NicholasCurrently Closed
The beautiful St. Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square was completed in 1735, and replaced a parish church mentioned in records dating back to 1273.
Inspired by the chapel of St. Louis-des-invalides in Paris, St. Nicholas is built in the baroque style. The delicate stucco decoration was executed by Bernardo Spinetti, and the frescos by Peter Adam the Elder. The sculptures are by Antonin Braun.
Today’s Church of St Nicholas is one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. Construction lasted approximately one hundred years, and three generations of great Baroque architects – father, son and son-in-law – worked on the church: Krystof Dientzenhofer, Kilian Ignac Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago. The venue is also used for some exciting concerts on select occasions.
- Student fees 30 CZK
- Bus: Malostranske namesti
- Metro: Malostranska
- Malostranske namesti III
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84.91% of people who visit Prague include Church Of St Nicholas in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
38.71% of people start their Church Of St Nicholas visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Church Of St Nicholas
69.26% of people prefer walking in order to reach Church Of St Nicholas
This is definitely my favorite church in Prague! You could literally spend the 100 years, it took building it, to admire it's total beauty. There are ceilings painted with matching colors, whole stories told by statues and a altar that is breathtaking. Also they, in contrast to other churches nowadays, did not limit the access to the benches or gallery. You should definitely plan a short (or better: longer) stop here at St Nicholas when visiting the Westside of Prague.
Gorgeous church. It is currently undergoing renovation, but that is not a distraction from the magnitude of art still available to view. We came back later for a concert of Ave Maria. It was astounding.
The most amazing church so far for me! Breathtaking interior and amazing painted ceiling. Worth 70kč ticket! And don't miss the gallery in the second floor!!!
Absolutely stunning Catholic church; would highly recommenda visit as it’s gorgeous. Like most of the churches in Prague it doesn’t seem to be in much use for religious services as only one per week at 8.30pm on Sunday. Entry for two students was 100ckr.
Not much to see. Building itself is fairly recent compared to the other cathedrals in the city nor is it as large or artistically done.