A monastery Baroque church of St. Francis next to Charles Bridge have a long tradition of organ concerts.
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi from 1688 belonging to the Order of the Red Cross is an exceptional work of a Burgundy architect Jean Baptiste Mathey.
Inconspicuous from outside, the church is in fact very important part of the Old Town skyline. In Baroque times, this building inspired by the contemporary Roman architecture came across in Prague as a revelation and became a model for many contemporary architects.
Interior decorations stand out by their sophistication dominated by a fresco of the Last Judgement by the famous Prague Baroque painter Vaclav Vavrinec Reiner.
St. Francis Church houses the second oldest organ in Prague played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonin Dvorak and other famous musial personalities.
Nowadays, musicians usually perform standing next to the organ which is unusually located on the right of the main altar. All this contributes to unique visual and acoustic effects.
* Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
* Accessibility by Prague public transport:
metro A (green line) - Staromestska stop, tram 17 - Staromestska or Karlovy Lazne stops
* Nearest car parking:
Rudolfinum Parking, Alsovo nabrezi 12, Praha 1