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St. Nicholas' Church, Prague: 144 reviews and 276 photos

 
 

This Baroque masterpiece is the main Czech Hussite church in Prague , a somewhat strange choice given the architectural excesses more typical of Catholic churches. It had been originally built for the Jesuits from plans by Christoph Dientzenhofer, the leading Baroque architect of his time,with construction completed in 1735. The dome was added later in the 1750's. Historically, control of the building is complex. During WWII, the church was restored by Czech soldiers housed there. It was returned to the Hussite church after WWII and has remained such. The beautiful white exterior of the church was obscured by other buildings until the beginning of the 20th Century but today's visitor is able to see the stunning white facade with multiple sculptures by Antonin Braun both during the day by sunlight at night by powerful lights.

Address: Old Town Square
Directions: Lesser town, near Lesser-town Square.
Phone: +420 257 534 215
Website: http://www.stnicholas.cz/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 30, 2006
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