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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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Where to stay in Pilsen

Plzen offers hotels, hostels, bed and bearkfasts, and apartments in all price ranges spread over the city. Many sit in the city center, just minutes away from St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, the Great Synagogue, and other major attractions. You'll also find a good selection near the main train station, as well as in peaceful neighborhoods. The prices depend much more on the individual facility than the location; you can find good deals in all areas.
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  • It's near the underground so worth stopping in for a peek. And if there is time climb the tower for a great view of the town. Nice local feel-town and we found the locals friendly and helpful.  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous! Worth the small fee to walk around inside! It is not very large, so don't expect to spend a ton of time in there. It was perfect for checking out after a stop for lunch.  more »
  • Since this stands alone in the center of the main town square it really dominates the area. The interior,like most cathedrals, has a soaring ceiling and is a richly decorated.  more »
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  • The Gothic cathedral of St. Bartholomew is situated on the main square in Pilsen. From the tower you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the town. Beautiful!
  • 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.
  • Historical... Divine... Beautiful....
  • Doporucuji se hecnout a jit na vez, vyhlidka za to stoji! :)
  • Beautiful church with a great view of the city from the tower