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St. George's Basilica

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Address: Prazsky hrad, Prague 119 08, Czech Republic
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+420 257 320 536

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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Smaller and overshadowed by St. Vitus.

As you exit out the side and continue from St. Vitus, sits the smaller and easy to miss St. George's Basilica. It is worth stepping in and enjoying this 12th century church. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hudson, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After all, it might not be that small, but it's simply overshadowed by the huge st vitus. It's just on your way so you can't miss it, and it's on the circuit B combination ticket, so there is absolutely no reason not going in. I've heard some great concerts are being held there. Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you exit out the side and continue from St. Vitus, sits the smaller and easy to miss St. George's Basilica. It is worth stepping in and enjoying this 12th century church. It appears that most tourists walk by, so it is less crowded, despite its smaller size. It is simply decorated and peaceul

Thank MWK51
Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small red brick romanesque church now used as both a tourist attraction and also a concern venue - the modern seating of which rather spoils the interior in my opinion

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 6 January 2017 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

Thank Huseyin Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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 

Thank Amy K
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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 11 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 17 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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