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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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  • Have not seen the inside of the church but accidentally stumbled upon side entrance leading to the thin tall tower and it was the best discovery I made in my own city. The stairs get pretty narrow... 
    Have not seen the inside of the church but accidentally stumbled upon side entrance leading to the thin tall tower and it was the best discovery I made in my own city. The stairs get pretty narrow...  more »
  • If you like old churches, then this as good as it gets. Although not the biggest, St. Nicolaus is one of the most impressive I've visited. The details on the decorations are out of this world. 
    If you like old churches, then this as good as it gets. Although not the biggest, St. Nicolaus is one of the most impressive I've visited. The details on the decorations are out of this world.  more »
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  • A spectacular Baroque church in Prague This is possibly the most ornate church in a city of ornate churches. If you have any interest in Baroque architecture, this should be on your list for visiting Prague. However, the sheer opulence of the church can become overwhelming at times. The upper stories of the church may be visited, and the tower can also be accessed from a separate entrance.
  • 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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