St. Nicholas Church (Staré Město)

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St Nicholas Church
The Church of Saint Nicholas
Kostel svatého Mikuláše
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Location Prague
Country Czech Republic
Denomination Hussite
Website Website of the Church
History
Status Active
Founded 1704
Architecture
Functional status Parish Church
Architect(s) Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer
Architectural type Basilica
Style Baroque
Completed 1737
Specifications
Height 49 meters
Administration
Parish Old Town, Prague
Archdiocese Prague Hussite Diocese

The Church of Saint Nicholas (Czech: Kostel svatého Mikuláše) is a Late-Gothic and Baroque church in the Old Town of Prague. It was built between 1732-1737 on the site of a Gothic church from the 13th century which was also dedicated to Saint Nicholas.[1]

The church was formerly used by the Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church. Since 1920 it has been the main church of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church and its Prague diocese.

During the Prague uprising in 1945, the church was used by the Czech partisans as a concealed site for Radio Prague, as the main radio building was under attack by the Waffen-SS.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Messenger, Brigitte Lee. Prague. 5th edition. New Holland Publishers, 2008. Page 51.
  2. ^ Edwards, Ivana (1994). Praguewalks. Macmillan. pp. 217–8. ISBN 9780805023602. 

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Media related to Church of Saint Nicholas in Old Town, Prague at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°05′16″N 14°25′12″E / 50.0878°N 14.4199°E / 50.0878; 14.4199