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 a parts of St. Nicholas Church scaffolding will be placed for most of the 2018 season, due to restorations taking place. Concerts are not affected. 

Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
25 min

Accessibility by public transport:
metro A (green line) - Malostranská stop, trams 12, 15, 20, 22, 23 - Malostranské náměstí stop

Nearest car parking: 
Malostranské náměstí

Upcoming events

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Flute & Organ

September 23, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

September 26, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Magnificat - preview image

Magnificat

Bass & Trumpet and Organ

September 28, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Flute and Organ

September 30, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 03, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

October 08, 2018 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 10, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

October 11, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-Soprano & Trumpet & Cello & Organ and Positive Organ

October 13, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Trumpet & Organ and Positive Organ

October 14, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 17, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

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Meditation

Cello & Positive Organ

October 18, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-Soprano & Violin & Organ and Positive Organ

October 19, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Sopano & Organ and Positive Organ

October 21, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 24, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

October 25, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Violin & Organ and Positive Organ

October 26, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Oboe & Cor Anglais & Cello & Positive Organ

October 28, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

October 31, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Trumpet & Organ

November 01, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Requiem - preview image

Requiem

W. A. Mozart

November 02, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Violin & Organ and Positive Organ

November 30, 2018 | 17:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

The Prague College of Brass Players & Soprano & Organ

December 01, 2018 | 17:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe & Organ and Positive Organ

December 07, 2018 | 17:00 (Fri)

Magnificat - preview image

Magnificat

Soprano & Positive Organ

December 08, 2018 | 17:00 (Sat)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Violin and Organ

December 14, 2018 | 17:00 (Fri)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Soprano & Trumpet & Cello and Positive Organ

December 15, 2018 | 17:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Positive Organ

December 21, 2018 | 17:00 (Fri)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Performing: Duae Tastae Cantantes

December 23, 2018 | 17:00 (Sun)

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Pastorale

Soprano & Organ and Positive Organ

January 05, 2019 | 17:00 (Sat)

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