St. Nicholas Church

Completed in 1735, St. Nicholas Church is located in the Old Town Square and is heavily influenced by St. Louis-des-invalides chapel in Paris. It is famous for its statues by Antonín Braun and decorations by Bernardo Spinetti.


After the Bohemian army was defeated in 1620, St. Nicholas Church was given to the Benedictine order. Between 1870 and 1914, the church was handed to the Russian orthodox congregation. Finally, after the Second World War, St. Nicholas Church was given to the Czech Hussite movement.


Today, St. Nicholas Church hosts many classical concerts and cultural events. Some of the most visited events include Christmas Concert – J. J. Ryba – Czech Christmas Mass, Christmas Concert, and Pastorale. Some of the concerts are held on the historic organ that dates back to the 18th century. There is no official dress code for concerts, but visitors are advised to dress warmly during the winter.

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