St. Nicholas Church Lesser Town

Malostranské náměstí 14, Praha 1

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Address:Malostranské náměstí 14, Praha 1
Capacity:276
Winter heating:No
Wheelchair access:No
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St. Nicholas Church: a gem of Prague´s Baroque architecture with long tradition of organ and classical concerts

The most famous Baroque church in Prague, The Church of St Nicholas, can be found on the Lesser Town square next to the former Jesuit college. With the neighbouring belfry, St Nicholas is the most distinctive landmark in the Lesser Town, completing the unique panorama of Prague

The Church of St Nicholas, designed according to the model of main Jesuit church Il Gesù in Rome, is a superb example of High Baroque architecture, a temple that astonishes with its size and magnificently decorated interior.

Creation of three generations of architects, it was designed and successively built by father and son Dientzenhofers, Kryštof and Kilian Ignác, and completed by the son-in-law of the latter, Anselmo Lurago. The construction lasted for almost fifty years (from 1703 to 1752) and the temple was decorated by leading artists of the era, such as Ignác František Platzer (inside and outside statues), František Xaver Palko (frescoes), Jan Lukáš Kracker (frescoes), Karel Škréta (paintings), Johann Hennevogel (stucco) and many others.

Due to its artistic qualities, St Nicholas Church is today considered one of the most valuable Baroque buildings north of the Alps. 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played the church's main organ during his stay in Prague. Shortly after his death the requiem mass for Mozart was served in St. Nicholas church, with members of the Prague Theatre Orchestra performing Requiem in Es by František Antonín Rössler.

Thanks to the music tradition St. Nicholas Church in Lesser Town has been one of the most important centers of cultural life and sacred and classical music in Prague. Nowadays, concert dramaturgy revolves not only around the liturgical year but also around national holidays celebrated in various countries.

Please note:

  • The church is open for visitors daily from 9.00 to 17.00 in the summer season (April to October) and from 9.00 to 16.00 in the winter season (November till March).

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Upcoming events

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Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & organ

June 20, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

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Ave Maria

Baritone & trumpet & organ

June 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Ave verum

Prague Cathedral Choir & organ

June 22, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Ave Maria

Soprano & oboe & organ

June 29, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Alleluia

Soprano & Violin and Organ

July 03, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

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Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Violin & Organ

July 05, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Ave Maria

Chamber Concert in Prague

July 06, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 07, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 10, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

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Ave Maria

Violin & Oboe and Organ

July 12, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 14, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 17, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

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Ave Maria

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 18, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 24, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 26, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

July 29, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 31, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

August 01, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 02, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 04, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 07, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

August 08, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

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Gloria

Soprano & Oboe and Organ

August 09, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Mezzo-soprano and Organ

August 10, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 11, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 14, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Violin and Organ

August 16, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 18, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

August 19, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

August 22, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Tenor & Violin and Organ

August 23, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Trumpet and Organ

August 24, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 25, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

August 29, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Gloria - preview image

Gloria

Soprano & Oboe and Organ

August 30, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Baritone & Organ and Positive Organ

August 31, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Prague Proms 2019 International Festival

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15th edition of popular Prague Proms Festival offers great blend of international jazz (Thomas Gansch Big Band), gospel, hot swing, phenomenal opera performance and top Epoque Quartet. Get your tickets now!

Dvořák Prague 2019 International Festival

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Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

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January - December 2019: Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.

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Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Organ concerts

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Choose from wide offer of Prague organ concerts with long tradition in beautiful churches. Admire the organs, some of them originating in the Baroque period. Hear J. S. Bach, C. Franck, G. F. Haendel and more. Truly unforgettable experience.

Prague Castle Organ Festival

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July 2019: A great opportunity to hear organ in the remarkable St. Vitus Cathedral. Listen to the current top organists performing in such a unique venue. The cathedral will be filled by the sound of 4 500 pipes Molzer organ.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Via Musica Gift Certificate.

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