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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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  • Visited here for a beautiful wedding. The lovely female priest/vicar had a lovely voice that was calming and performed a wonderful ceremony in Czech and English. The decorations and sculptures on the....  more
    Visited here for a beautiful wedding. The lovely female priest/vicar had a lovely voice that was calming and performed a wonderful ceremony in Czech and English. The decorations and sculptures on the....  more »
  • Elegant church that was started in 1745 & took 100 years & 3 generations of architects to complete. Must be visited 
    Elegant church that was started in 1745 & took 100 years & 3 generations of architects to complete. Must be visited  more »
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  • Well, it’s certainly ornate and very spectacular. Much of what you would expect of an Eastern European cathedral… My name is Nicholas and I was born on the date of Saint Nicholas coincidentally! So it was a fun experience definitely; although fairly brief, you can only stare up for so long, maybe sit for quiet time and reflection. Like most churches of this nature there is a small fee to enter. Very beautiful, unique…
  • This is a Baroque architectural church and is an elaborate style of architecture popular in the seventeenth and eighteen centuries. This church definitely impress me as the most beautiful church I have seen so far. The sculptures are so intricately done and also covered by gold either in part of in full which the interior of the church so breath taking. The roof is also beautifully painted and that makes me look in awe as I walked into the interior of the church building. For those who love beautiful works of architecture, a visit to this building is a must.

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