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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
(4.7/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Prague tour planner to arrange your visit to St. Vitus Cathedral and other attractions in Prague.
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  • Like most good cathedrals, this one has great artwork, construction and sights. It is located near the Old Town Square and is easily accessible. 
  • This church hid the SOE Czech parachuists who returned home to assissinate leading Nazi Reinhard Heydrich before they were betrayed by one of the other team members. After a fierce gun battle in the c...  more »
  • This cathedral is accessible without a ticket, so if you are on a budget, it might be a good option. But just a part of it, of course. For the most interesting part, a ticket to the castle is required...  more »
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  • Favorite Cathedral in Prague! Key Takeaway: Stunning cathedral with numerous sites / stories to see from within! Both within and outside the cathedral you will see the beautiful Gothic architecture! Definitely must visit site within the castle! Recommend paying the ticket price to enter! Location: Within the Prague Castle complex, apparently this is the largest ancient castle in the world (dating back to the 9th century)! Visited August 2016.
  • It was nice to see and very impressive. Definitely one of the most beautiful cathedrals I've seen in a European city. A few quick points: - do not go at the weekend. We went on a Sunday in August and the queue was very long so we went back on Monday and there was no queue at all to get in. - we did not pay for entrance which meant we weren't able to go right to the altar of the church. For me, this was not a big issue because you can see all the way down the aisle and get a good sense of the church's features. I also think the outside of the building is more impressive.
  • The fact that I don't remember much about this cathedral makes me thing wasn't that impressive inside. I remember some nice stained glass windows and that's basically it. On the other hand, the area around the cathedral is very nice. To enter the cathedral we made a huge queue that is very fast, so don't be afraid of long queues because it's not that bad.
  • A wonderful cathedral, with such beautiful stained glass! You can enter for free, but you need a ticket to go beyond the main entrance area... Which can be nice to avoid the crowd of people taking pictures! Way better than the underwhelming and overpriced Castle that is around the cathedral...
  • The grandest church I have been in. Its Gothic design is detailed down to the square inch it could be pretty overwhelming. There are various facades to choose from for a photo. It's like a different church from the front and from the side. The Golden Gate is not to be missed. Inside the cathedral, there is free area and there's a paid area. We just got to the free zone. You have not been to Prague if you haven't visited St. Vitus.