The Church of St. Nicholas

The Church of St. Nicholas has been described as “the most impressive example of Prague Baroque”[1] and “without a doubt the greatest Baroque church in Prague and the Dientzenhofers’ supreme achievement”.[2]I Baroque architecture is a highly ornate and extravagant style of the early 17th to mid-18th century. Mainly used in Catholic Churches, Baroque style was a direct counter-response to the simplicity of Protestant architecture. The church was completed in 1755.  It’s a must-see when you’re in Prague. “The church excels not only in the architecture but also in the decoration, mainly with the frescos by Jan Lukas Kracker and a fresco inside the 70 m high dome by František Xaver Palko. The interior is further decorated with sculptures by František Ignác Platzer. The Baroque organ has over 4,000 pipes up to six metres in length and was played by Mozart in 1787.[3][4][2]

[1] http://www.stnicholas.cz/en/
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Nicholas_Church_(Mal%C3%A1_Strana)
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