St. Nicholas Church (Chrám svatého Mikuláse)

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Malostranské nám.

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Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.1scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 0.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Located in Lesser Town (Malá Strana), the St. Nicholas Church (not to be confused with the Church of St. Nicholas in Old Town Square) is well visited for its stunning baroque architecture, intricate frescoes and classical sculptures. 

Although the site of the church dates back to the 13th century, the construction of the church that stands today wasn't completed until the 1760s. Here, visitors will find one of the largest frescos in Europe as well as an organ system with more than 4,000 pipes that was once played my Mozart. Along with being an active parish, the church hosts more than 200 concerts per year. 

Recent visitors said the small admission fee is well worth it to marvel at the beautiful interiors and say it's a can't-miss attraction. Others suggested checking the schedule to see if you can coincide your visit with one of the church's concerts.

Admission costs 100 koruna (about $4.50) for adults and 60 koruna (about $2.65) for children and students. Children younger than 10 enjoy free admission. You can visit the church daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 4 p.m. from November to January. In February, you can also visit until 5 p.m. from Friday through Sunday). The church holds regular Mass every Sunday at 8:30 a.m., with no admission charge. The Church of St. Nicholas is a short walk from Prague Castle and can be reached via tram. For more information, visit the church's website.

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Old Town Square is a popular spot in Prague, with travelers flocking here in droves for its beautiful architecture, colorful history and vibrant atmosphere. The square hasn't changed much since it was established in the 12th century when it functioned as the city's original marketplace. 

The square is home to some of the most historic attractions in the city, including the Old Town Hall, one of the best places to get a bird's-eye view of the city and the Prague Astronomical Clock, a beautiful timepiece dating back to the 1400s. Other architectural highlights found within the square include the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, instantly recognizable for its two Gothic spires. Meanwhile, the newest additions to the square include a monument erected in 1915 for the religious reformer Jan Hus. There are also several restaurants here that spill out onto the square during the warmer months as locals and travelers alike enjoy a coffee or a beer on the patios. And if you're visiting during the holiday season, expect the square to be filled with Christmas market shoppers.

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