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

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

March 24, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

March 27, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Violin & Organ

March 30, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

March 31, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

April 03, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-Soprano & Organ

April 04, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Flute & Organ

April 06, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

April 07, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

April 10, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Stabat Mater - preview image

Stabat Mater

Soprano & Mezzo-soprano & Organ

April 13, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

April 14, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

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Air

Oboe & Organ

April 15, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Vocal ensemble Vagantes & Organ

April 18, 2019 | 18:00 (Thu)

Organ Meditation - preview image

Organ Meditation

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

April 20, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Trumpet and Flugelhorn & Organ

April 22, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

April 24, 2019 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Tenor & Violin & Organ

April 26, 2019 | 18:00 (Fri)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Trumpet & Organ and Positive Organ

April 27, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Concerto - preview image

Organ Concerto

Organ concert at St. Nicholas (Lesser Town)

April 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Sun)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

April 29, 2019 | 18:00 (Mon)

Bach for All International Festival

Mezinárodní hudební  festival Bach for All - Náhled

Spring through Autumn 2019: spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In the concert on March 26th you´ll hear flute and cembalo.

The most popular concerts in Prague

The most popular concerts in Prague  - preview image

Concert Season 2019: stop at Church of Our Lady before Týn, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, St. Salvator Church and Rudolfinum. The most central locations. Superb soloists and chamber orchestra. Fantastic music. Classy atmosphere.

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music

Listen and Dine - Dinner with live music - preview image

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.

Smooth jazz & blues concerts in Prague

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Easter in Prague

Velikonoční koncerty v Praze - Náhled

Spend your Easter holidays in Prague. Listen to the best classical music. Easter time is time of retrospection: visit the most prominent concert venues & churches in Prague.

Group Discounts

Skupinové slevy - Náhled

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

Dárkové poukazy - Náhled

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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