Basilica of St. George, Prague

church st george prague
church st george prague

The elegant St. George’s Basilica in Prague, is one of the greatest examples of Romanesque architecture in Bohemia.

Visit the Basilica of St. George

The beautiful Romanesque style building, overlooking the front of the apse of the Cathedral Jirske Namesti. With a Baroque façade and two bell towers of the same size.

This church was built on the orders of Prince Vratislav, in the period between 915 and 921, was rebuilt several times due to various destructions. In the nave stand architectural elements between the tenth and twelfth centuries.

Some traces of frescoes dating back to the thirteenth century, depicting the heavenly Jerusalem, are visible on the ceiling of the choir. The vaults of the apse is decorated with frescoes showing the coronation of the Virgin Mary. The crypt is the statue of St. Bridget, by Bernardo Spinetti.

The Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk was added in 1700, to admire the statue of St. George and the frescoes on the ceiling that show scenes dall’Apoteosi of St. John of Nepomuk.

In the Chapel of St. Ludmila is kept of the Holy Sepulchre, the work of Peter Parler, the frescoes illustrate scenes that narrate events that occurred in his life.