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Prague is known as the 'city of a hundred spires', there are so many churches and cathedrals. Many open to visitors during the day, some host classical concerts at night. Find out their history on a Prague sightseeing tour or walking tour.

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Bethlehem Chapel, Old Town, Prague 1
Bethlehem Chapel
Address: Betlemske namesti 4, Old Town, Prague 1
Bethlehem Chapel (Betlemska Kaple) was founded in 1391, as a holy place where church services could be held in the Czech language. Jan Hus himself preached here between 1402-1412.
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Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral, New Town, Prague 1
Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral
Address: Resslova 9a, New Town, Prague 1
In May 1942, two Czechoslovak paratroopers carried out the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi overseer of Czechoslovakia. A museum in the crypt of the church tells the story.
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Infant Jesus of Prague and Church of Our Lady Victorious, Lesser Town, Prague 1
Infant Jesus of Prague and Church of Our Lady Victorious
Address: Karmelitska 9, Lesser Town, Prague 1
The church houses a statue called the Infant Jesus of Prague. It is credited with miraculous healing and, amongst other things, with saving Prague during the Swedish siege in 1639.
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Loreta, Castle District, Prague 1
Loreta
Address: Loretanske namesti 7, Castle District, Prague 1
The beautiful Loreta is an important pilgrimage site, built to promote the legend of Santa Casa. The church is situated in a delightful courtyard surrounded by chapel-lined arcades.
Adult: 150 CZK  Student: 110 CZK  Child: 80 CZK
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Maisel Synagogue, Josefov, Prague 1
Maisel Synagogue
Address: Maiselova 10, Josefov, Prague 1
Maisel Synagogue is one of the historical monuments that form the Jewish Museum in Prague. It was built in 1590-92 and for a century it stood as the largest and most impressive building in the Jewish Ghetto. It is now the setting for early evening classical concerts.
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Spanish Synagogue, Josefov, Prague 1
Spanish Synagogue
Address: Vezenska 1, Josefov, Prague 1
The Spanish Synagogue in Prague is described as the most beautiful synagogue in Europe. Set in the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), this magnificent building forms part of the Jewish Museum, plus is the wonderful setting for early evening classical concerts.
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St. Clement's Cathedral, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Clement's Cathedral
Address: Karlova 1, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Clement's Cathedral in Prague forms part of the Klementinum, the largest and one of the most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town. It lies on the Royal path, close to Charles Bridge.
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St. Francis of Assisi Church, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Address: Krizovnicke namesti, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Francis of Assisi Church at Charles Bridge was built in the Baroque style in 1679-1688, replacing an earlier church from 1270. Its magnificent Baroque organ has been played by Mozart, Dvorak and Seger. The organ is played during Mass and classical concerts.
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St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle, Castle District, Prague 1
St. George's Basilica at Prague Castle
Address: Prague Castle, Castle District, Prague 1
St. George's Basilica was founded by Prince Vratislav (915-921) and is both the best-preserved Romanesque church in Prague, and the oldest church building in the Prague Castle complex.
St. George's Basilica is a popular setting for classical concerts.
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St. Giles Church, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Giles Church
Address: Husova 8, Old Town, Prague 1
The beautifully crafted 13th century St. Giles Church is situated in the heart of the Old Town in Prague. Gothic on the outside and Baroque within, St. Giles is a grand church, its high ceilings adorned with ornate frescos. Classical music concerts are held regularly here.
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St. Martin in the Wall Church, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Martin in the Wall Church
Address: Martinska 8, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Martin in the Wall is an ancient, beautifully preserved church set amongst the winding back streets of the Old Town in Prague. It was built in 1178-1187 in the Romanesque style. The acoustics and the historic setting make the classical concerts worth attending.
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St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square, Lesser Town, Prague 1
St. Nicholas Church at Lesser Town Square
Address: Lesser Town Square, Lesser Town, Prague 1
St. Nicholas Church at Malostranske namesti is the largest church in Prague founded by the Jesuits. Began in 1703, it is the masterpiece of Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.
Adult: 70 CZK  Student: 50 CZK  Child: 50 CZK
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St. Nicholas Church at Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Nicholas Church at Old Town Square One of Prague's must see attractions
Address: Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1
The lovely white façade of St. Nicholas Church gleams in the corner of the Old Town Square, hit by the sun during the day and lit by strong white lights at night. Classical concerts are held here.
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St. Salvator Church at Charles Bridge, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Salvator Church at Charles Bridge
Address: Krizovnicke namesti 2, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Salvator Church forms part of the Klementinum, the most historic complex of buildings in the Old Town. St. Salvator is a city landmark, a majestic church set at one end of Charles Bridge. Its two magnificent organs feature regularly in classical music concerts held at the church.
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St. Salvator Church in the Old Town, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Salvator Church in the Old Town
Address: Salvátorská 1, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Salvator is a lovely, early 17th century church located close to the Old Town Square. It is the largest evangelical church in Prague. It draws people not just for religious services, but also for classical concerts performed at special times of the year.
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St. Simon & St. Jude Church, Old Town, Prague 1
St. Simon & St. Jude Church
Address: Dusni 1, Old Town, Prague 1
The 17th century Church of St. Simon & St. Jude is in a peaceful corner of the Jewish Quarter. The church is predominantly Baroque, with elements of Gothic and Renaissance style. The Prague Symphony Orchestra play chamber music concerts at the church.
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St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle, Castle District, Prague 1
St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle One of Prague's must see attractions
Address: Prague Castle, Castle District, Prague 1
St. Vitus Cathedral is the dominant building within the Prague Castle complex. The cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece commissioned by Charles IV in 1344. Visitors can climb the Great South Tower to enjoy magnificent views over the city.
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Strahov Monastery, Castle District, Prague 1
Strahov Monastery
Address: Strahovske nadvori 1, Strahov, Castle District, Prague 1
Strahov Monastery sits above Petrin Hill, and offers a serene view over the Lesser Town. Take time to contemplate life in this tranquil location, and visit its famous library of over 16,000 books.
Adult: 120 CZK  Student: 60 CZK  Child: 60 CZK
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Tyn Church, Old Town, Prague 1
Tyn Church One of Prague's must see attractions
Address: Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1
Tyn Church, founded in 1385, dominates one side of the Old Town Square in Prague. The towers of this powerful looking Gothic church (with a Baroque interior) can be seen from all over Prague.
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Vysehrad Park and St. Peter & Paul Church, Vysehrad, Prague 2
Vysehrad Park and St. Peter & Paul Church
Address: V Pevnosti 5b, Vysehrad, Prague 2
Vysehrad Park covers a large area. Visitors can take a pleasant walk through landscaped gardens, enjoy a picnic, admire fine views over the river and visit the Church of St. Peter & Paul.
Adult: 50 CZK  Student: 30 CZK  Child: 30 CZK
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