At the heart of Mala Strana is Malostranske namesti.It is a lively square edged by baroque palaces and renaissance gabled townhouses.Perched on top gothic archades. It is indeed an impressive sight. here you will find during a trip on things to do in Prague the 100-year-old Malostranske Kavarna.
During things to do in Prague, this coffee-house is worth visiting. However, this is a topic for another discussion because of its history and significance.
Not far from this place is the Church of St. Nicholas.The Church is a monumental baroque affair.
From things to do in Prague, we discover that the history of baroque architecture is captivating, educating, and informative.It is indeed a worthwhile study
St. Nicholas Church
From a visit to the Prague Castle during things to do in Prague St. Nicholas Church could be sighted.It is imposing in size and design. The dome and adjoining bell tower dominate the skyline of Prague’s left bank.Built in 1703-1755it is the largest and most impressive of the Jesuit Churches in Prague.
During construction, the Jesuits faced stiff opposition from the local residents.The local residents were opposed to the demolition of two streets, two churches, and other various structures to make way for the church.During a tour of things to do in Prague, we will discover other facts connected to the construction of the church.
The original 13th century Gothic Parish Church of St. Nicholas stood on the site of the present church.From things to do in Prague we are informed that the church was built in two stages.The first stage was !703–1711.
The new plans involved an intricate geometrical system of an interconnected cylinder with a central dome.The chancel and its copper copular was were built in 1737-1752. The church was eventually completed in 1752. During the communist era, the church tower was used as an observatory for state security. From the tower, it was possible to monitor activities in the American, West German and American embassies.
The church has been described as the most impressive example of Prague Baroque Jesuit architecture and without doubt the greatest baroque church in Prague.It excels not only in in architecture but also in decoration as can be seen from things to do in Prague. So much more of the various aspects of Mala Strana and its surrounding can be seen on other trips of things to do in Prague.