St. Francis Church

Křižovnické náměstí, Praha 1

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Address:Křižovnické náměstí, Praha 1
Capacity:198
Winter heating:No
Wheelchair access:No
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A monastery Baroque church next to Charles Bridge with 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 Václav Vavřinec Reiner

St. Francis Church houses the second oldest organ in Prague played by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonín Dvořák and other famous musial personalities. Nowadays classical and organ concerts are held at St. Francis of Assisi church. Organ concerts at Knights of the Cross are drafted as one hour long coherent programmes.

Besides compositions of world known masters of Baroque and Classicism you can hear music of Czech authors. Popular dramaturgy (which is, however, artistically valuable) completes rich sound of organ and its combination with solo instruments or vocal, so listener is always surprised by new colours and sound variations. Usually three artists perform at the concerts – soloists of our prominent opera and orchestra ensembles, pedagogues of the Academy of Music and Prague conservatory. 

How to get there:

  • Accessibility by Prague public transport:
    metro A (green line) - Staroměstská station
    trams Nos. 2, 17, 18 - Staroměstská or Karlovy lázně stops
  • Nearest car parking:
    Rudolfinum Parking, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Prague 1

Upcoming events

St. James Basilica Organ Festival in Prague

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August-September 2020

Beautiful performances on the largest organ in Prague (and second largest in Czech Republic). St. James Basilica presents the 25th edition of the famous international organ festival. The church is situated in the beating heart of Prague.

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Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2020: 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.

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All year round: Klementinum Mirror Chapel, Klementinum St. Salvator Church or Klementinum St. Clement Cathedral offer regular concerts of classical music. Orchestral or chamber concerts often accompanied by organ.

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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.

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