Tuesday, October 11, 2011
St Wenceslas (sv Vaclav), Smichov, Prague
South of Mala Strana, and south of our hotel, is the area of Smichov with its huge Staropramen brewery, Andel shopping centres, and a large Italianate church of 1881-85 with twin west towers. The church was open and rather impressive inside and out. Classical in style, it belongs more to the well-mannered churches of Rome, and gone are the baroque and rococo excesses in decoration of previous years.