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Address: Prazsky hrad, Prague 119 08, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420 257 320 536
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This medieval church is one of the architectural highlights of Prague.

This medieval church is one of the architectural highlights of Prague.

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Visited as part of the All inclusive Prague tour and received a lot of information about the attraction from the guide. Really knew his stuff and had loads of additional facts

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such a simple place, compared to the other churches or cathedrals in the city. It even reminded me of one of those countryside little churches. Inside the castle complex too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Besides St. Vitus, the Prague Castle complex also holds St. George's Basilica. Around the back of St. Vitus, you come into a big courtyard. St. George's Basilica will be facing you with it's bright orange color. Ticket B allowed us in. Unlike the humongous and stunning churches seen in major cities, here it is more subdued, plain and respectful. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited as part of the All inclusive Prague tour and received a lot of information about the attraction from the guide. Really knew his stuff and had loads of additional facts

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The exterior is more interesting than the interior to me and I wouldn't pay to go inside. We visited for a concert and though that was excellent the building is very plain and austere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Visit to this church is one of the reasons to buy full castle ticket. It is a stunning old building though the colourful baroque façade would never indicate this. The church was originally built in 10th century and inside it has nothing to do with ornate baroque. It rather reminds of old churches of Jerusalem. There is a small altar... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to look at from the outside. Well restored on the inside - nearly too well, as it looks newer than it is. There are some interesting frescos, but nothing out of the ordinary sauf a grotesque statue in the crypt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

In the castle area this is the simple compared to the cathedral. This is where St Wenceslas grandmother is buried. She was buried here in 925 and there is a painting of her there. Worth a look

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting church that is easily overlooked with the other attractions at Prague Castle Complex. Worth a short visit. Buy one ticket for entrance to everything is the best bet, and you swipe your ticket through the turnstiles at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It was amazing seeing these buildings in Prague. I loved reading about the history of the Church. I am glad I had a chance to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

St. George's Basilica is a little Romanesque church located in the Prague Castle District. Originally founded in the early 10th century, it actually pre-dates the St. Vitus Cathedral. It has a very eye-catching exterior, thanks to its "Rusty Red" Baroque facade (you can see many other buildings with similar facades in Prague and other Czech cities). Inside, I assume (did... More 

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