"church St. Nicholas (Mala Strana)" St. Nicholas' Church Tip by german_eagle
St. Nicholas' Church, Prague: 144 reviews and 276 photos
St. Nicholas in the Lesser Town is the most important and magnificent Baroque church in Prague. Once again a Jesuit property, the construction of the Jesuit college and church started in 1674 (architect Domenico Orsi de Orsini). From 1703 to 1717 Christoph Dientzenhofer built the main nave, 1737 - 1752 his son Kilian Ignaz finished the church by constructing the 75 m tall dome, which is along with the church's tower the landmark of the Lesser Town.
St. Nicholas church deserves its fame with the absolutely stunning interior - the frescos in particular. The fresco on the ceiling in the main nave (see pic 5) is an excellent work of J. L. Kracker (1760/61) depicting scenes of the live of St. Nicholas. The fresco in the dome (see pic 3) is a work of F. X. Palko.
There are some more frescos and sculptures in the church and the western facade - go and see yourself. I personally found the colossal statues in the choir (by I. Platzer) could not compete with the other works of art.
Address: Malostransky kostel Sv. Mikulase.
Directions: Lesser town, Malostranske namesti
Phone: +420 257 534 215
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