St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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The Cathedral of St. Vitus is beautiful. It is free to enter the first part of the cathedral but it really is worth paying to see the rest. When purchasing a ticket to see the castle entrance to St. V... read more »
Hay que visitar la catedral y el castillo! Como publicista me pareció excelente el uso que se les dio a los vitraux para juntar fondos para terminar de construirla! ExcelenteYou should visit the Cathedral and the Castle! As a publicist found me excellent use that were given to the stained glass windows to raise funds to finish building it! Excellentshow original
Would recommend a visit it's absolutely beautiful, wonderful architecture and stunning old church pieces not to mention the gold door in the outside stonework.
Amazing & must see cathedral. The Holy trinity glass mosaic is amazing. Most of the glass mosaics look even HD quality. The sculptures, chandeliers add to the magestic feel. Dont forget to buy tickets before going in. Most of the cathedral can be viewed with tickets.
This Saint Vitus Cathedral is definitely the great example of Gothic architecture. It also the biggest and most important church throughout the Czech Republic. Looking at the architecture, the sculptures, the size of the building itself, are breath taking. When I stepped inside the cathedral, it almost felt like surreal. It took 600 years to complete. The first church was a rotunda, founded by Wenceslaus I in 930 with Romanesque style. In the beginning of 11th century, this rotunda was extended with the romanesque basilica to accommodate more people. In 1344 the building process of the present day gothic cathedral was started, unfortunately it was halted in 15th century because of war. The restoration and the completion of the church was started again in 19th century and finished in 1929. In 1997, this church was also dedicated to Saint Wenceslaus and Saint Voitechus (Adalbert).
Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos
The Cathedral is of Gothic architecture, founded on 21 November 1344 in the same place as other two churches all dedicated to St Vitus, it is the biggest and most important church in the country and one of the top attractions of Prague. It is beautiful and impressive with the height of the main tower reaching 96,5 meters. The most outstanding place in the cathedral is the Chapel of St. Wenceslas. The visit to this place is highly recommended.
Even if you are not catholic, you need to visit this cathedral magnificent architecture, great history behind it, so make sure you get an audioguide so you can understand all the symbols, images, etc. It's the top of the hill so the exercise to get there is a good cardio but you won't regreat it you will get a great view from the city of Prague.
Probably one of the best architectural experiences ever. The cathedral is a surreal experience inside and out. You can view it from lots of different angles (both near and far) which enables you to experience it in a totally different perspective. If you can, come to visit on a sunny day, because all the vitrage windows really become colourful and come to life.
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