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Kostel svatého Jiljí, Prague

#28 of 146 in Historic Sites in Prague
Church · Tourist Spot
Take in the gold details and Romanesque columns of Kostel svatého Jiljí, designed in the 1300s and displaying a combination of Baroque and Gothic architecture. Several famous religious figures have preached here since its construction and the renowned artist who painted the ceilings of the church is buried here. Visit the site and consider attending one of its well-known organ recitals. In addition to the excellent acoustics, the concerts provide a good opportunity to gain insight about the church, as the pastor often speaks about its historical and architectural significance before a performance. In a city known for its classical concerts, this site offers you a somewhat more affordable and personal musical experience. Note that the unheated church can get quite cold inside, particularly during winter months, so dress warmly. Plan your Kostel svatého Jiljí visit and explore what else you can see and do in Prague using our Prague day trip planner.
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  • Visited for a classical concert. Very special - the church isn’t too big to lose atmosphere. We went in Feb it was cold but seats were heated and we were given blankets! Musicians were brilliant  more »
  • Booked ahead for concert here. Czech Phil Chamber Quartet plus International organist. combined concert. Acoustically ethereal sound due to extreme hieght of interior. Clarity of each instrumental...  more »
  • The churches in Prague are numerous and almost always amazing. Not only is the architecture and ornamenting over the top but the churches themselves are very well attended. If you go to one around 18:00/6p you will find them full with a mass in progress. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world. This church in particular is quite good with an interior grotto and highly stylized/spiraling columns everywhere. Highly recommended!
  • free entrance. breath taking details and impressive frescoes. one star deducted for lack of more religious strained glass.
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