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St. George's Basilica

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Address: Prazsky hrad, Prague 119 08, Czech Republic
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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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Pretty and Unexpected Interior

Accustomed to the ornate OTT details of other churches, castles and surrounds, the interior of St Georges Basilica was surprising and evoked a calm austere tone and less of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accustomed to the ornate OTT details of other churches, castles and surrounds, the interior of St Georges Basilica was surprising and evoked a calm austere tone and less of the high drama of heaven and hell. A place to soothe and seek comfort. Beautiful light.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there at 31st Dec afternoon, there was a concert from Prague Royal Orchestra members , it was amazing with cold freezing inside , but it worth to be there . We like the small basilica , if you go Prague castle must visit here as well... Enjoyyy

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a fantastic classical concert played by a string ensemble and solo violinist in St. George's Basilica during the Christmas season. They played Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Canon in D, and Mozart. It was the best rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons I have ever heard. The music flowed around the inside of the Basilica and brought me to tears enjoying... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Even older than St Vitus Cathedral is St George’s Basilica within Prague Castle. Its striking red baroque facade liven up the square against the imposing St Vitus. The buildings contain the main basilica as well as a convent and a monastery. You won’t be seeing any nuns today at St George’s, instead is part of the National Gallery showcasing Bohemian art.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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