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Church of Saint Nicholas

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People often get confused that there are actually two Churches of Saint Nicholas in Prague that look almost exactly the same on the outside. The older of the churches sits in the heart of Lesser Town below Prague Castle and the slightly younger one was constructed here as part of the Benedictine Monastery in 1735. Built to replace an older church from the Middle Ages, the view of the Church of Saint Nicholas from Old Town Square was originally blocked by a 3-story tall Medieval mansion called the Krenn House (photo). The Krenn House, built in 1409, was tore down in 1901 opening up views of the green dome and twin towers of the large Church of Saint Nicolas for all to see. While it is impressive on the outside, the once grand interior of the Old Town Saint Nicholas Church is a little boring. The original Baroque interior was stripped when the Jesuits were forced out of Prague and has since been replaced with a series of painted murals. In contrast, the Lesser Town Saint Nicholas Church has retained much of the glory of its Baroque interior and is far more impressive inside.
If you are really into the Jewish history of Prague make sure the check of the Kafka Cafe next to the church which was once the home and birthplace of author Franz Kafka. Franz wrote a number of successful short stories while living in Prague about characters living under oppression and was considered one of the most influential authors of the 20th century

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Address:

Malostranské nám., 118 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

GPS:

50.0886429, 14.40277489999994

Opening Hours

Monday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tuesday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Wednesday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Thursday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Friday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Saturday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Sunday

9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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