St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

Prague's finest example of Gothic architecture, St. Vitus Cathedral is the resting place of many saints, kings, princes, and archbishops. Located within the city's World Heritage-listed castle complex, the cathedral notably contains 14th-century mosaics and stained glass by artist Alfons Mucha. The biggest and most ornate of the cathedral's many side chapels features medieval frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Christ, as well as a hidden staircase leading to a chamber housing priceless Bohemian crown jewels. You may not be able to see the real jewels, which are famously protected by seven locks, but you can reward yourself with panoramic views of the city from the cathedral's south tower. Add St. Vitus Cathedral and other attractions to your Prague trip itinerary using our Prague trip planner.
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  • One of must sees within the Prague Castle grounds. Architectural marvel with an imposing presence. Need tickets for entry inside and tour.  more »
  • Though very crowded, I was enthralled with history and beauty of this catholic cathedral! I particularly loved seeing the stained glass window hand-painted by artist Alphonse Mucha and the silver...  more »
  • This beautiful cathedral in Prague, was the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Until 1997, the cathedral was dedicated only to Saint Vitus, and is still commonly named only as St. Vitus Cathedral. It.....  more »
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  • The queue to get into the cathedral was quite long and tailed all the way down the side. It didn't take too long for it to go down however and once you're inside you're greeted with an enormous, cavernous cathedral with astonishing stained glass windows and artwork. The scale of the place is amazing. It's just a shame you have to pay a large amount to go any further than the back of the cathedral and the candles are just electric. Outside the architecture is beautiful like you would expect. So intricate and delicate despite being an enormous building. You can also climb up the tower to the side of the main entrance for better views of the city.
  • The most spectacular Church in Prague 1. When I start lining up, waiting to visit the Prague Castle. I see the tower of the church and I already know there is something unique about St. Vitus Cathedral. 2. The Cathedral is spectacular from the outside and inside. The paintings, the architecture style of the church is unique and gorgeous. Love the stain glasses, love everything about the cathedral. 3. You can also choose to visit the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. There are no elevators so it would be quite tiring walking hundreds of steps up. But I can promise you every steps worth it when you see the spectacular scenery from the top, overlooking the Charles Bridge, old town etc.
  • Incredible place. Right within Prague castle. You can go in and see half the cathedral for free. There are tickets to see other places within the castle complex (like the old royal palace) with entrance into the other half of the cathedral (but the only really good bit was the rest of the cathedral). Amazing architecture and the scale is immense. Definitely need to see
  • This cathedral was so stunning. We visited here on our trip to Prague during the summertime. The lines were long but they moved very quickly. The stain glass inside the cathedral was absolutely incredible to look at. The ceilings are very high and there was so much decoration to admire. The ornate details all around the cathedral were very impressive. This cathedral is extremely tall and so you have to look up towards the ceiling. Our entire experience was very special. It was just amazing to admired the craftsmanship of the building. There were many people inside the cathedral, but it didn’t take away from the majesty of the architecture. Very amazing place! Highly recommend!
  • Although a later replica rather than authentic gothic architecture, this cathedral is beautiful all the same. Its imposing stance over the castle that surrounds it makes it dominate the Prague skyline, especially when it's lit up at night. Inside is housed an impressive collection of art and sculptures that you can see as you take the tour around the chapels on the outside walls. I found this cathedral far more stunning from the outside than in but that's my personal preference and I'd still highly recommend a ticket to go inside. A must if you're in Prague for sure.

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