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The church of St. Nicholas in Old Town Square

St. Nicholas in the Old Town abounds in best known acoustics in Prague, thus it becomes a very strategic place to hold concerts of classical music.

In the Temple perform primarily soloists, ensembles and orchestras, whose members work at the National Theatre and State Opera.

Lovers of classical music and breathtaking baroque cathedral atmosphere will be also in winter pleased with heated seats and warming radiators.

History St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas in the Old Town Square is one of the oldest temples in the Old Town.

In 1635, the temple came into the possession of the Benedictine monastery of Emmaus, which began to build a monastery here. Building of the monastery lasted from 1727 until 1730, series of works were conceived in the new temple, which was finally completed in 1735.

Plans were drawn up by the famous Prague Baroque architect Kilian Ignac Dienzenhofer. St. Nicholas in Old Town is one of his finest works. The complexity of the arrangement of its interior, along with its interesting lighting scheme creates one of the most inspiring church interiors in Prague.

Art Decoration

Stuck is the work of Bernard Spinetti, while the frescoes at the buckle and the charge of celebration of St. Nicholas and St. Benedict depict scenes from the Old testament. They were painted by a Bavarian artist Cosmas D. Assam in 1735 – 36. Sculptures decorated the exterior is the work of the Prague workshop of A. Braun.

The main altar dating from 1737 is made of imitation marble pillars and gold in capital letters. The main chandelier in the temple is in the shape of a crown Tsar and weighs 1.400kg. It was produced in the Harrachov glassworks in 1860. Since 1920 the temple has been used by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church.

Organ

The church organ is from the second third of the 18th century and originally was in the Jesuit church in Bohosudov.

Triformed baroque wooden front part of the organ is a black-painted and decorated with a vase, floral trimmings, canopies, shells, two seated figures of angels and two standing figures of angels with trumpets. The original organ was replaced by a newer one in 1949.

Opening hours

Open every day

Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entrance to the temple area is free.

Religious services are held every Sunday at 10:00 a.m..

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