St. George Basilica

The St George’s Basilica, founded by Prince Vratislav I in 920, was Prague Castle’s second oldest church.

Only fragments of the old construction remain. It was reconstructed after a terrible fire in 1142, giving it a Romanesque aspect. 

You will get access to St. George’s Basilica with a Prague Castle entry ticket

The Cathedral has a stunning and vibrant Baroque exterior. 

The chapel was dedicated to St. Ludmila, as well as a portico on the church’s western side, and was erected in the first part of the 13th century.

The Early Baroque period left its stamp on the current magnificent facade as well as the renovation of the entire convent. 

The Baroque Chapel of St. John Nepomuk was erected to the church in the early 18th century by architect F.M. Kanka. 

Following the catastrophic occupation of the convent by troops in the late 18th century, the church was rebuilt from 1887 to 1908.

It followed the design of F. Mach, who attempted to recreate the monastery’s Romanesque aspect. 

From 1969 to 1975, the monastery was also rebuilt and renovated for the installation of the National Gallery’s exhibition of old Bohemian art. 

Today’s building houses a collection of 19th-century Bohemia art and acts as a music hall.

Opening hours: 

In Summer (April to October): 9 am to 5 pm.
In Winter (November to March): 9 am to 4 pm.

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