St. George's Basilica

Prague, Czech Republic

St. George's Basilica is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle. The basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920. It is dedicated to Saint George.

The basilica was substantially enlarged in 973 with the addition of the Benedictine St. George's Abbey. It was rebuilt following a major fire in 1142. The Baroque façade dates from the late 17th century. A Gothic style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia holds the tomb of the saint. The shrines of Vratislav and Boleslaus II of Bohemia are also in the basilica. The abbess of this community had the right to crown the Bohemian queens consort.

The building now houses the 19th century Bohemian Art Collection of National Gallery in Prague. It also serves as a concert hall.



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Founded: 920 AD
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic


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Pranav Rathi (4 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful. The ticket can be bought in with the combination of other four places. It is small so about 20 minutes be enough to walk though the whole thing.
Levente Réthelyi (4 months ago)
It is a church with a baroque facade, but actually in the romanesque style.
Mustafa Arikan (5 months ago)
It is one of the fifth things you must visit if you buy a classic tour ticket for Prague castle. It is quite charming and it reminds you the catedral in Brescia.
Yaroslav Kerget (6 months ago)
Build in 9th century Basilica - this is impressive. Yeah it was rebuild and reconstructed but since 920 AD it situated on one place and this is amazing.
Clara Postacchini Cazati (7 months ago)
cute but very little, it's only worth it because it's already included on the ticket, otherwise it wouldn't be a place where I've would've spent my money!
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