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St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
Lesser Town, Prague 1

St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
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opening times
Church:
March-October: Daily 09:00-17:00
November-February: Daily 09:00-16:00
Church Service: Sunday 20:30
Tower:
January-February: Daily 10:00-18:00
March: Daily 10:00-20:00
April-September: Daily 10:00-22:00
October: Daily 10:00-20:00
November-December: Daily 10:00-18:00
address of St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
Lesser Town Square, Lesser Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic
public transport to get to St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
Tram stop: Malostranske namesti (trams 12,15,20,22)
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There are three St. Nicholas churches in Prague. Construction of St. Nicholas Church (Kostel sv. Mikuláše) in the Lesser Town began in 1703 on the site of a former parish church, the records for which date back to 1283.

St. Nicholas Church lies at the centre of the Lesser Town Square and is the largest of Prague's churches founded by the Jesuits.

The church is the masterpiece of Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, a father and son duo who constructed many buildings during the Baroque period. Unfortunately, neither lived to see its completion. The building was finished by Kilian's son-in-law, Anselmo Lurago.

The interior of St. Nicholas Church is decorated with statues, paintings and frescoes by leading artists of the day. Particularly impressive is a fresco of the Celebration of the Holy Trinity by Franz Palko, which fills the 70m high dome.

Over the Baroque organ is a fresco of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music. The organs were played by Mozart in 1787.

The belfry tower was the last part of St. Nicholas to be built, constructed by Anselmo Lurago in 1751-55, and is as tall as the dome of the church.

Visitors can climb the tower to experience good views over the Lesser Town and across the Vltava River to the Old Town. The gallery is 65m high and there are 215 steps.

To discover more about St. Nicholas Church, take a Prague tour:
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour
Prague Grand City Sightseeing Tour & Boat
Prague All Inclusive Walking Tour & Boat.



currency informationCURRENCY GUIDE
GBP exchange rate£1 = 28 CZK
Euro exchange rate€1 = 25 CZK
US Dollar exchange rate$1 = 23 CZK
tickets price informationTICKET PRICES
70 CZK Adult
50 CZK Student
50 CZK Child
11-18yrs child price.
0-10yrs free.

PRICE INCLUDES
Admission to climb the belfry tower.
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