Vršovické náměstí 84/6: Church of Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas, Vrsovice

This traditional church in Vršovice – one of three dedicated to Saint Nicholas in Prague as a whole – dates from 1704, although the neo-baroque west front, by Bohumil Holeček, was added when the aisle was extended in 1894-96. The church has two features of particular historic interest, both older than the building itself: a statue of Jan Nepomuk dated 1685, and a bell by Master Bartoloměj of Prague from 1511.

In the world of fiction, the church and its parish priest play a small but significant role in Jaroslav Hašek’s masterly satire The Good Soldier Švejk (1923); in real life, the artist Jakub Schikaneder was married here on 5 July 1884.

St Nicholas's Church, Vršovice