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“Beautiful church.”

St. Nicholas Cathedral
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Mozart played the organ in this church, a magnificent example of the "Prague Baroque" period of the 18th century.
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Nice to see a church without the abundance of crucifixion scenes. I went to a performance there: a soloist and the organ. It was an uplifting and beautiful experience.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We spent a whopping 500Kr to see an early evening performance in this great hall. The programme consisted of a soprano soloist and an organist, both of whom were excellent, playing pieces from Vivaldi and Bach to Dvorak and Schubert. There were only a few people at the performance, all tourists. Strangely the performance took place on a high balcony to the side of the pews, which we couldn't see, instead we faced forwards and stared at the gilted alter for the extent of the performance, which was rather dull. The sound quality was very good and the performers didn't skrimp for the tourist audience, but the lack of visuals combined with the tiny audience in the huge church made for a strange and disconnected experience. I also felt that the programme was a little strangely put together, 3 Alleluias and although I love Bizet's Agnus Dei, it was a weird choice to end the performance on. It was a fine experience, but I don't think it was worth the 500 smackers, I'd spend my money elsewhere next time.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Our first day. Disoriented, jet lagged, a bit grumpy, we wandered into this beautiful cathedral and soaked up the late afternoon light playing off the statues. And a rare treat! An opera singer and a violin concert. This put us in the right frame of mind and made us feel welcome and entranced.

Thank ClaudeA654
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We watched a recital of Mozart, Hayden and other fabulous musicians which was absolutely fantastic and a complete contrast to the buzz outside the church doors in the old town square.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Easy to visit and doesn't take much time to enjoy it. If for nothing else, go to see a very different church than St. Vitus. St. Nicholas is in a completely different style and scale, and has beautiful and colorful frescoes, and lots of shiny gold -- very lovely and completely different than other churches I've visited in Europe.

Thank AnnFace
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