St. Ludmila Church Prague – Náměstí Míru Square
The Church of St. Ludmila dominates Prague’s Peace Square, or Náměstí Míru in Czech. This is the heart of Vinohrady, a hip district still considered by many to be in the city center. And beloved by expats!
The neo-Gothic Roman Catholic Basilica was built at the end of 19th century and reconstructed a hundred years later. The triple-nave structure features a stunning interior with stained glass windows depicting religious icons and lots of sculptures, wall paintings and delicate frescoes.
Every autumn, St Ludmila Church Prague comes to life with unique videomapping sessions performed as part of Prague’s Signal festival – a festival of lights of some sorts.
Why do I love this Church, apart from because I simply live nearby and see it every day? My cousin got married in the church. And so did her father-in-law and grandfather-in-law. Perhaps even our great grandfather-in-law! 🙂
You can see the Church’s 60m tall towers from nearly anywhere in Prague, as they form a part of the typical Prague cityscape. Sometimes people confuse the towers with those of the Vyšehrad Cathedral – but that one stands on top of a hill.
St Ludmila Church Prague is a popular photo background for visitors to Vinohrady. You can enter only when there’s a mass (on Sundays), but the outside is already majestic enough. Plus, there are often markets held in front of the church. In winter, there’s one of the nicest Christmas markets held at the Peace Square.
Veronika Primm, Prague local, TravelGeekery.
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