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Kostel sv. Mikuláše, Prague

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Church
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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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  • Great view fro the top of tower and some interesting artefacts in the rooms leading up to the tower. Can get crowded and only one staircase 
    Great view fro the top of tower and some interesting artefacts in the rooms leading up to the tower. Can get crowded and only one staircase  more »
  • This is a giant old church. It’s off the main square on one side. These old churches are great and this one didn’t disappoint. Very ornate. It would cost a fortune to build something like this now. 
    This is a giant old church. It’s off the main square on one side. These old churches are great and this one didn’t disappoint. Very ornate. It would cost a fortune to build something like this now.  more »
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  • The best view over the city! When the weather is sunny, the view stretches as far as the horizon. The platform offers a 360 degree panoramic view. There is also a museum inside the tower.
  • This is probably the most flamboyant church in Prague with lots of ornaments, paintings and sculptures inside. Actually, there are three different St. Nicholas churches in Prague but I think this one is the most sublime one. Definitely worth a visit.

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