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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Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

September 18, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

September 19, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Cello and Organ

September 20, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Gloria - preview image

Gloria

Soprano & Violin and Harp

September 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

September 23, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

September 25, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Organ

September 26, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Soprano & Violin and Organ

September 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Organ

September 29, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe and Organ

September 30, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 02, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe and Organ

October 04, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 07, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 09, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

October 10, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 11, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Mezzo-soprano and Organ

October 12, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 16, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Violin & Organ

October 18, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 21, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 23, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ and Positive Organ

October 24, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Soprano & Trumpet and Organ

October 25, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concert - preview image

Organ Concert

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 30, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Requiem - preview image

Requiem

Choir & Orchestra & Soloists

November 02, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Trumpet and Organ

November 03, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Strings of Autumn International Festival

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October-November 2019:Planning an autumn trip to Prague? Visit the 23rd edition of the established international music festival. This year names such as Laura Mvula, Fred Hersch or Jack Quartet appear. Original program, distinctive artists.

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.

Top concert venues in Prague

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International Festival Bach For All

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June - September 2019: The third edition of festival offers the opportunity to deeply fathom Bach´s music performed by renowned musicians in Prague´s lovely concert venues and churches. Uplifting and spiritual experience.

Smooth jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2018: Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Classical music in famous Prague´s concert halls

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Concert season 2019: Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.

Autumn Concerts in Prague

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End of September - November 2019: Autumn seasons brings time for recollection. Visiting a classical concert in Prague will provide you the best opportunity to do so. Chamber concerts, orchestral music, church concerts...

Prague Symphony

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Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK)

Look forward to compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, G. Mahler, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!

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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Special Present

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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