St. Nicholas Bell Tower - Lesser Town

Malostranské náměstí 29, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

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Address:Malostranské náměstí 29, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Winter heating:Yes
Wheelchair access:No

The bell-tower was built together with the St. Nicholas Church in the 18th century

The bell tower from 1755, which also served as a fire watchtower, was the last town crier's tower in Prague. From the 1960s to the 1980s it served as an observation post for the State Security Service for monitoring the Western embassies located in the surrounding area.

Interesting facts: 

  • The building, which replaced the earlier Gothic town bell-tower, was designed and built by the influential architect Kilián lgnác Dientzenhofer

How to get there: 

  • Accessibility by public transport:
    metro A (green line) - Malostranská station 
    trams Nos. 12, 15, 20, 22, 23 - Malostranské náměstí stop
  • Nearest car parking: 
    Malostranské náměstí, Prague 1

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