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Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, Pilsen
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Check out the view from the top of the Czech Republic's highest church spire at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. If you're standing on the 60 m (195 ft) high gallery of the tower on a clear day, you can see all the way to the mountain peaks of the Šumava region. The construction of this state-protected cultural monument took more than two centuries, beginning in 1295 and wrapping up early in the 16th century. The cathedral features some priceless works of art, the most valuable of which is the 14th-century Gothic statue Madonna of Plzeň, which is next to the altar. The stained-glass windows and the monumental crucifix on the main altar are particularly stunning, too. Our Pilsen vacation trip planner makes visiting Cathedral of St. Bartholomew and other Pilsen attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Be prepared to climb many but many steps ... Some also very steep. As we ascended the steps became smaller and smaller and increasingly steep staircases. in the end though there is a beautiful view of the city. When it comes to the Cathedral we got.
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  • We were all day walking through the Centre of the village. We ate and we take coffee in establishments which had around its main square. Parking is pay, but we parked without much difficulty.
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  • You cannot miss the Cathedral in Pilsen, as it is located in the very heart of the town. And for sure do not miss the opportunity to climb up the tower, as the view is just amazing. 
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  • I didn't actually get to go inside the church. Just the entrance hall. From there it looked pretty great, but the main part that you want to see is the observation tower on the top of the church. From there you can have a fantastic view of Pilsen and see many monuments it has to offer from the Renaissance hall to the Synagogue. I also saw some intriguing places from there that I didn't know were in Pilsen from my research like a mall. It is definitely a must see in Pilsen. Also, you could park on the street right in front of the church for free, which is nice.
  • Pilsen Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew is really beautiful. I really recommend the view up in the 60m high tower (Total of 102.6m) The prices are alright 35kč for adult and 25kč for a student.
  • Beautiful church with 360 degree views of Pilsen and surroundings. The bells have been restored/replaced and can be seen on the way to the tower. Prices are very reasonable but note there are no electronic payment facilities, as in most places in the Czech Republic.
  • It's pretty from outside but inside not that mush, I have seen better cathedrals
  • Beautiful cathedral in the middle of Pilsen. Very nice inside and out. The stained glass windows were amazing!! That's what I remember the most. The only problem I had with this cathedral was that we could not get into it. The door was open but there was a cage preventing us from going into the main part of the sanctuary. However, when they were releasing mass, the gate was open so we walked in and looked around. It was also kind of small, but Pilsen is not a large city, so it was not a problem. Don't miss the monument outside or the town hall or any of the other amazing buildings surrounding the square.