Kostel sv. Mikuláše, Prague

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An outstanding example of Baroque architecture in Central Europe, Kostel sv. Mikuláše dominates Prague's skyline with its iconic green dome. Constructed in the early decades of the 18th century, the structure replaced a Gothic church also dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The building's star attractions are its frescoes, sculptures, and a 4,000-pipe organ, reportedly played by Mozart in 1787. The ceiling frescoes, created by Johann Lukas Kracker, include an image of a Jesuit monk who, despite repeated injunctions not to do so, hid behind one of the columns and secretly watched the artist at work. Try to spot him by standing directly under the domed ceiling or by climbing to the church's viewing gallery. By using our Prague road trip planning website , you can arrange your visit to Kostel sv. Mikuláše and other attractions in Prague.
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  • We visited St. Nicholas Church on Saturday afternoon. Located in the old town square, it has a completely baroque style. Dark inside, it has a beautiful dome with frescoes of Saints Nicholas and Benedict. You don't pay entry ticket.
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  • Beautifully decorated church, Wonderful gem in Lesser Town full of history, beautiful architecture. Top carvings and marble statues were worth watching.  more »
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  • There is a sad history in this place whereas people were thrown from the windows in the name of God some decades ago. The decorations are very good, the paintings in the upper deck are looking very new and vivid. You have to pay 100 Sek to enter, but the place is really good.
  • Go up to the top of the belfry. Great views. Lots of steps but worth it and interesting displays on the way up.
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