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St Nicholas Church in Prague – Lesser Town

Dear visitors, St. Nicholas Church in Prague – Lesser Town is open. 

Dear visitors, please note change in opening times. Beginning with Monday September 21st
St Nicholas Church will be opened daily between 10 AM and 4 PM.

Please respect currently required hygiene rules. Entry in face mask is necessary
as well as using hand sanitizer at the entrance and social distancing.
We are looking forward to your visit. 

 

The Church of St Nicholas, the most famous Baroque church in Prague, stands along with the former Jesuit college in the centre of the Lesser Town Square. A medieval parish church consecrated by Prague Bishop Tobiáš in 1283 stood at the site until 1743; nearby was the Romanesque Rotunda of St Wenceslas. 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: Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer and Anselmo Lurago.

The Church of St Nicholas is a superb example of High Baroque architecture, a building that astonishes visitors with its size and monumental interior. As the most prominent and distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, no panoramic view of the city would be complete without its silhouette below Prague Castle. The belfry, surprisingly, does not belong to the church, its owner is the city of Prague. 

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Dear visitors, due to the development of the 2020 season, concerts take place on selected days only. You can now visit them for a special price. Programs are available 1 – 2 weeks ahead.


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Kostel sv. Mikuláše
Malostranské náměstí
Praha 1 - Malá Strana (Lesser Town)
118 00
Czech Republic

Tel.: (+ 420) 257 534 215
Email: info@stnicholas.cz

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