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

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

July 25, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

July 26, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ and Positive Organ

July 27, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 01, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

August 02, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Organ

August 05, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 08, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ and Positive Organ

August 09, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe and Organ

August 11, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Violin and Harp

August 12, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 15, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 22, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Laudate - preview image

Laudate

Soprano & Organ

August 24, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Mezzo-soprano and Positive Organ

August 25, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

August 29, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Organ

August 30, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Organ Festival at St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle

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July 2018

The 8th edition of Czech traditional summer organ music festival at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle complex. The Molzer organ of 4 500 pipes offers rich and romantic sound. Five concerts. Five famous Czech and international organists.

Bach for All International Festival

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June until July 2018

Spend your holiday in Prague with the classical music festival celebrating life and works of the most famous Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The concerts take place at the most beautiful churches in Prague centre. Book now!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

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June until July 2018

The best classical music: the outstanding orchestral concerts in the Smetana Hall and Hybernia Theatre are not to be missed. The world known orchestras, conductors and soloists such as Christian Lindberg or Monica Mancini will perform.

Dvořák Prague International Festival

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September 2018

Highly acclaimed classical music festival where top soloists, conductors and the most internationally praised orchestras are presenting works by Antonín Dvořák and other composers in Prague´s finest venues. Not to be missed!

Listen and Dine

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Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

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.

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