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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:
December-January: Daily 09:00-16:00
February-November: Daily 09:00-17:00 (1st weekend of Advent: 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
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, Czechia
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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St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square is the largest of Prague's churches founded by the Jesuits.

The church is not to be confused with its more famous namesake, St. Nicholas At Old Town Square.

Construction of St. Nicholas (Kostel sv. Mikuláše) began in 1703. It is built on the site of a former parish church, the records for which date back to 1283.

It is the masterpiece of Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, a father and son duo who constructed many buildings in the Baroque period.

Unfortunately, neither lived to see its completion, and 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, the patron saint of music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played the organ during a visit to St. Nicholas in 1787.

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

Visitors can climb the 215 steps to the 65m high gallery of the tower to take in views over the Lesser Town, and across the Vltava River to the Old Town.

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GBP exchange rate£1 = 28 CZK
Euro exchange rate€1 = 24 CZK
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ticket price informationTICKET PRICES
190 CZK Adult
130 CZK Student
130 CZK Child
0 CZK Young Child
380 CZK Family

Student: up to 26yrs with ID
Child: 11-18yrs
Young Child: 0-10yrs

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Entry ticket to St. Nicholas Church belfry tower
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