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St. Nicholas Church, Old Town, Prague
26-JUN-2010 Jyothi Karthik Raja

St. Nicholas' Church, Old Town, Prague

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The new monumental St. Nicholas Church was built between 1732 – 1737. It has an imposing frontage with a main portal and two towers. The frontage is covered with sculptures by Antonin Braun. The main copula is situated between the towers.

Stuccoes inside the church were made by Bernard Spinetti, frescoes were painted by Bavarian artist Damian Asam. The fresco at the dome depicts scenes from life of St. Nicholas and Benedict. The whole interior is picturesque and there are lighting effects there.

St. Nicholas Church had a sad destiny since the 18 th century. The Black Monks´ Monastery and the church were abolished and sold off, then the building became a storage for corn and furniture. It became a church of Prague garrison in the World War I.

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