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A view of St. Nicolas Church (Malostrane) in Prague as it emerges above the other buildings as you approach. I thought it was interesting to see the contrast of size as it is nestled so close to all the other buildings.

There are 3 St. Nicolas churches in Prague. Construction of the St. Nicolas Church (Malostrane) began in 1703 and is the largest of Prague's churches founded by the Jesuits. It is the masterpiece of Christoph and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer, a father and son duo who built many buildings during the Baroque period. Unfortunately, neither lived to see it's completion. The building was finished by Kilian's son-in-law, Anselmo Lurago. It is an example of Bohemian Baroque architecture. Home to one of the largest ceiling frescoes in Europe, this gold and gilt church was once host to Mozart and is easily distinguishable by its tarnished dome rising above the Lesser Quarter.

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