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

A small admission fee gains entrance to the beautiful interior of this church. Light, bright, and airy, the decorations are certainly worth the price. The interior chapel was modelled after the chapel at Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris. The original stucco decorations were by Spinetti and the frescoes by Adam. They are a magnet for art students today. In 1781, by order of Josef II, all the decorations were removed and sold and the building was used as a granary and then an archive. In 1871, The church became Russian orthodox and the magnificent chandelier made in Bohemia was a gift from the tzar. In 1920 the church became and remains Hussite. The ceiling paintings show scenes from the life of St. Nicholas and St. Benedict. Also worth noting is the full size image of St. Nicholas at the altar and a great organ played by, among others, Mozart. Today, there are frequent sacred and secular concerts almost every evening, particularly in the summer. Art students flock to the church to study the decorations included.

Address: Malostransky kostel Sv. Mikulase.
Directions: Lesser town, near Lesser-town Square.
Phone: +420 257 534 215

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 1, 2006
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