Church of St. Nicholas

Points of Interest, Church

Address:
Staroměstské náměstí 5
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Neighborhood: Staré město

Nearest Subway Stop:  Staroměstská Metro (967 feet),   Můstek Metro (2094 feet)  

Nearest Tram/Streetcar Stop:  Tram Staromestska (1040 feet),   Tram Staromestska (1086 feet),   Tram Pravnicka fakulta (1409 feet),   Tram Karlovy lazne (1896 feet),   Tram Dlouha Trida (2082 feet),   Tram Dlouha Trida (2156 feet),   Tram Namesti Republiky (2227 feet),   Tram Narodni divadlo (2510 feet)  

Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Description

St. Nicholas' Church is located in Prague Old Town Square. It was built in a Baroque style between 1732-1737 by architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer.

The noteworthy elements of the church's interior include the organ and a ceiling fresco depicting the lives of saint St. Nicholas, St. Benedict and themes from the Old Testament. (painted in the years 1735-1736 by Bavarian artist Cosmas Damian Assam). The main altar of simulated marble comes from 1737.

The church was built on the site of a former Romanesque church.

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