Basilica of St. George

Basilica of St. George



Prague Castle, Prague 1

Opening Hours

Premises requiring tickets - daily 9.00 -18.00

Entrance Fees

Premises requiring tickets.

Prague Castle long visit full admission: 350 CZK

The St George’s Basilica is the second oldest church inside of the Prague Castle complex. It was founded in 920; in 973 when the neighboring Benedictine convent was founded, the church was extended. The St George’s Convent was the first monastery in the Czech lands to be ever founded. However, in 1142 it was heavily damaged in a fire, but again not only reconstructed but extended. In this time the basilica got its white spires. The church survived the gothic and Renaissance periods only with minor alternations, however, in the baroque period the basilica received a new façade and statues on its western wall in the 17th to math with the style of the façades of the palaces of Prague Castle. In the 18th century the most recent part, Chapel of St John of Nepomuk, was added. In the end of the 18th century the Convent of St George was shut down, but the church is still active until nowadays.

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Tour sights

  1. Prague Castle
  2. St. Vitus Cathedral
  3. Strahov Monastery
  4. Schwarzenberg Palace
  5. Hradcany Square
  6. St. George Basilica
  7. Archbishop Palace
  8. Castle Gardens
  9. Breathtaking Viewpoint
  10. Nerudova Street
  11. St. Nicholas Church
  12. Infant Jesus of Prague
  13. Knights of Malta
  14. Lennon´s Wall
  15. Kampa Island
  16. Certovka Canal
  17. Charles Bridge
  18. Mozart & Prague
  19. King´s Coronation Way
  20. Clementinum
  21. Astronomical Clock
  22. Old Town Square
  23. Tyn Church
  24. Prague Cubism
  25. Powder Gate
  26. Old Town Bridge Tower
  27. Carolinum
  28. Old Jewish Cemetery
  29. Old New Synagogue
  30. Former Jewish Town Hall
  31. Jewish Ceremonial Hall
  32. Pinkas Synagogue
  33. Maisel Synagogue
  34. Spanish Synagogue
  35. Paris Street
  36. Franz Kafka House