The main temple of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church was built in the first half of the 18th century. Although there are many magnificent buildings on Old Town Square, the Church of St. Nicholas is hard to miss. Statues, stained-glass windows and frescoes resemble objects of art. In the interior, the organ plays an important role. Around it there are a lot of gilding and small details of decoration. And the crystal chandelier of the temple is a gift from the Russian emperor Alexander II.
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Great church with very nice interior. Great place for worship and taking break from running around town.
I have seen some really neat views from above.
There's always this unexplainable itch in me to visit a towering landmark every time I travel somewhere. Wherever the wind drowned out the city hustle and bustle and the sun is at its utmost silenc.. Read more »e and the street lights below twinkled and dimmed and twinkled again as if trying to talk me through standing upright and just jump away through the railings and fly away to play along with them, you can bet your ass I have left my mark there. I have been to one of the sky restaurants in Jakarta, I went to some hills above the clouds in Eastern Java at dusk, I visited the tallest skyscrapers in Tokyo and Yokohama, I even climbed 220 feet of stairs just to see the skyline of Saxony in a glimpse.
Somehow none of those made me shudder as hard as entering this sanctuary.
Place was wide as god's green earth and twice as shiny, yet it was so quiet. Upon entering the building I was greeted by dozens and dozens of angels and saints engraved on every walls, pillars, tabernacles, and on the ceiling so it looked like I'm flying with them as much as they are flying with me.
I reached my equilibrium without stepping on a single flight of stairs. I felt like I'd done enough, my life was complete. If I died in this building right then, that moment, it'd be perfectly fine.
The most brilliant church I’ve ever seen in gothic history style
The exterior of St. Nicholas Church immediately captures attention with its grandeur and intricate details. The facade, adorned with statues, reliefs, and ornate embellishments, is a feast for the eyes. The twin towers, reaching skyward, make for an .. Read more »iconic silhouette on Prague's skyline.
Stepping inside, one is greeted with a breathtaking display of Baroque opulence. The interior of St. Nicholas Church is an exquisite symphony of gilded ornaments, frescoes, and elaborate stucco work. The soaring ceilings, adorned with magnificent paintings, create a celestial ambiance that lifts the spirit.
The intricate details of the church are captivating. From the meticulously carved wooden pews to the stunning altar and pulpit, every element exudes craftsmanship and artistic excellence. The play of light through the stained glass windows adds a touch of ethereal beauty to the space, casting vibrant colors that dance upon the walls.
The original Gothic Parish church of Saint Nicholas which dated from the 13th century, stood on the site of the present church. Sometime after 1620, it was given to the Jesuits, and the parish transferred to St. Václav.. Read more »’s Church. In 1628, they opened a primary school and a junior secondary school.
In the second half of the 17th century the Jesuits decided to build a new church designed by Giovanni Domenico Orsi. A partial impression of the original planned appearance of the church is provided by the Chapel of St Barbara, which was built first so that mass could be celebrated. Old Saint Nicholas was demolished and in 1673 the cornerstone laid for the new church. The church was built in two stages during the 18th century. From 1703 till 1711 the west façade, the choir, the Chapels of St Barbara and St Anne were built.
Count Wenceslaus Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky (1634 – 6 October 1659) from the prominent Czech House of Kolowrat was the largest patron of The church of St. Nicholas. He donated his entire estate, worth 178,500 gold, for the construction of the church and the adjacent buildings in Prague in Malá Strana.
Absolutely beautiful church. It wasn’t too crowded, which gave us time to sit down and admire the artwork and architecture. There was a lot of information readily available so you could read and learn more about the church’s fascinating h.. Read more »istory.
Mira M. Youssef
A very crowded place during Christmas, yet an amazing one with its interiors and decorations. The Church is a Late-Gothic and Baroque one in the old town of Prague, and from the 13th century it was dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It is famous by its his.. Read more »tory as a house of Radio Prague when the main radio building was under attach in 1945.
The Simple Travels
St. Nicholas' Church is right in the heart of Old Town Square originally dating back to the 13th century. Yet another example of fine art and craftsmanship in a European church.
Beautiful church, very calming and peaceful inside with a stunning chandelier. Located in the Old Town Square and hard to miss.
Amazing 12th century church. The details preserved and architecture marvel is a splendour.
Attended a one hour concert here, started at 6pm. Acoustics were outstanding and so was the performance!! Price for quality was a bargain! The church interior was a beautiful backdrop for an hour of such wonderful entertainment. The program changes s.. Read more »o if you choose to go again it won’t be the same. If available, tickets are sold right up to the start time.
Beautiful church just off Prague’s old town square
Free to enter - hosts beautiful choir sessions
Beautiful baroque church, with daily concerts at around 6 pm usually, you should check ahead when you come visit early, I highly recommend those little concerts, I've been in one last time I was in Prague, and came for a different one this time,.. Read more » and was not disappointed. And to enjoy it in such a stunning church is a delight.
The Church of Saint Nicholas is a Late-Gothic and Baroque church in the Old Town of Prague. It was built between 1732-1737 on the site of a Gothic church from the 13th century which was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The church was formerly used b.. Read more »y the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church.
It is a beautiful church but not as grand as the one close to the Prague Castle.
If you are Catholic and are in need of buying rosaries, book marks or books in multiple language, you will find it in St. Nicholas Church on Sunday. Is a small and pretty worth visiting.
Nice landmark to visit if you have extra free time when in Prague.
Stunning chapel, steeped in history in the centre of Prague. Loved it!
Beautiful church in the middle of Prague, right behind the famous astrological clock
Authentic, good food.
The best service is given by a young man. The young girls have a lot to learn still. But the food is magnificent.
Beautifully constructed church which is free to enter. There is also a small exhibit of the history of the church.
Love how this 12th century church has been preserved. Amazing architecture
Wonderful Bohemian crystal chandelier
Traveling to Prague you can't miss this beauty. Its right in the city center and close to all the major attractions. Perfect spot to see first then go on to your next adventures. If you enjoyed this review for future travel and adventure cont.. Read more »ent please follow my Instagram @officialgetfresh
Beautiful but at the moment not very much to see
Such a beautiful church, absolutely breathtaking inside. Stunning.
The church is visible from the Old Town Square. The design and structure looks completely different from the other church near the square (Church of Our Lady before Tyn). I quite liked the statues and carving along the exterior of the church. We didn.. Read more »'t have time to go in to take a look through. It looked like the entrance was on the side of the church. There were also tickets being sold at the front of the church for a concert inside the church at night.
This is a really magnificent church. It is beautiful. Words just can't describe how beautiful it really is. Entrance is free, and many concerts are performed here. Enterence is free, and well worth a visit. Its located just off of the Old Town S.. Read more »quare. If you are in the Old Town Squre area and you have seen the Astronomical Clock, then head here for a few minutes. Its worth it.
However, don't be confused. There is another church with the same name across the river at Malostranské Nam.
Beautiful church, fantastic wall paintings, stunning music organs and sculptures.
The architecture is really amazing ? Just loved the place so much and indeed one of the most beautiful churches i've ever witnessed
Nice Hussite church with beautiful ceiling and walls. Also free entrance, though every night now there are classical concerts with the fee involved.
Gorgeous details and awesome Christmas Carols. A great place to visit.
Simple but beautiful church with a beautiful selection of organ/ vocal songs from the grand classic masters. As the music started everyone had goosebumps from the sound of the organ and the soprano was magnificent- with a voice like an angel singing.. Read more ».
It’s true this is not for everyone as you basically hear them playing and singing but since they are on the terrace behind you don’t really see them so you have time to study the beautiful artwork while listening to this angelic music or close your eyes and enjoy:)
Saw a lovely brass concert here and the acoustics were wonderful. Not a big fan of organ in general, so it would be great to have more brass!
The space was beautiful, and the seats were as comfortable as church seats can get ;)
We played a concert here with the Kimich Symphony Orchestra from England. Stunning venue, beautiful sound and acoustic. Not to mention the chandelier and artwork. Breathtaking!
One of the most beautiful churches of Prague. There is ticket to visit the church. Ticket is cheaper for students like in many other places. It is really worth to buy the ticket and see the interiors of the church. One can also visit the art gallery .. Read more »on the top floor of the church.
Located on Old Town Square, entry to this church is free. Well worth a visit to read about the Hussite (Christian) denomination and see the different and subdued (when compared with the lavishly decorated Catholic churches) interior layout. The unusu.. Read more »al chandelier alone is worth a look. This church also hosts musical performances in the evening.
Wizard of oz
Yet another church at the old town square..you can enjoy nice art work.The church is not so big l but it is very nice with magnificient interior and an amazing chandelier which is raised above the pews as you enter. The entrance is free and offers a.. Read more »n opportunity for somenice photographs .But yet feel free to donate if you like to.