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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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  • After coming off the bridge and emerging through the tower, you are soon greeted by a view of the church, and it is really impressive... Lovely to see 
    After coming off the bridge and emerging through the tower, you are soon greeted by a view of the church, and it is really impressive... Lovely to see  more »
  • I love nothing better than walking around the wonderful Lesser Town and the most outstanding piece of architecture in an area of outstanding architecture is St Nicholas Church. The Church Of St... 
    I love nothing better than walking around the wonderful Lesser Town and the most outstanding piece of architecture in an area of outstanding architecture is St Nicholas Church. The Church Of St...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I highly recommend this church to visit to tourists who want to explore Prague, there are too many attractions be side of the building location, and it makes that more interesting for people to spend more time there.

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