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 is a gem of Baroque architecture known for its 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 PragueThe 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, Krystof and Kilian Ignac, 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 Ignac Frantisek Platzer (inside and outside statues), Frantisek Xaver Palko (frescoes), Jan Lukas Kracker (frescoes), Karel Skreta (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 his contemporary Frantisek Antonin Rossler-Rosetti. Thanks to the lively 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 part of St. Nicholas Church scaffolding will be placed for most of the 2017 season, due to restoration of the main fresco.
In concert season 2017, the concerts are performed on Positive Organ, situated under the cupola.


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

Accessibility by public transport:
metro A (green line) - Malostranska stop, trams 12, 20, 22, 91 - Malostranske namesti stop

Nearest car parking: 
Malostranske square

Upcoming events

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Cello & Organ and Positive Organ

May 27, 2018 | 18:00 (Sun)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at the St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

May 30, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave verum - preview image

Ave verum

Prague Cathedral Choir

June 02, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Bass & Trumpet and Organ

June 09, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe and Harp

June 11, 2018 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at the St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

June 13, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Soprano & Trumpet & Organ and Positive Organ

June 16, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Soprano & Positive Organ

June 21, 2018 | 18:00 (Thu)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Mezzo-soprano & Violin and Organ

June 23, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Gloria

Soprano & Organ

June 25, 2018 | 18:00 (Mon)

Organ Wednesday - preview image

Organ Wednesday

Organ concert at the St. Nicholas Church (Lesser Town)

June 27, 2018 | 18:00 (Wed)

Ave Maria - preview image

Ave Maria

Baritone & Trumpet and Organ

June 29, 2018 | 18:00 (Fri)

Alleluia - preview image

Alleluia

Mezzo-soprano & Oboe and Positive Organ

June 30, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

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Te Deum

IS_NazevOrig

July 21, 2018 | 18:00 (Sat)

Prague Symphony Orchestra Concerts

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June 2018 to June 2019

The best of Prague classical music - Prague Symphony Orchestra concerts! Look forward to S. Rachmaninoff, J. S. Bach, Jose Cura, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ recitals and more. Classical music in Prague - make the most of your cultural experience!

Prague Proms Festival 2018

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June until July 2018

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. Book now!

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!

Classical Music in famous Prague´s churches

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Concert Season 2018

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.

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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