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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

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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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  • Very large and very detailed cathedral. Would suggest 100% for sure. It is hard to comprehend how it was built even. 
    Very large and very detailed cathedral. Would suggest 100% for sure. It is hard to comprehend how it was built even.  more »
  • The Metropolitan Cathedral Of Saints Vitus,Wenceslas and Adelbert is one of the landmark buildings in Prague ,a truly stunning cathedral in the Castle District . This is a beautiful example of Gothic....  more
    The Metropolitan Cathedral Of Saints Vitus,Wenceslas and Adelbert is one of the landmark buildings in Prague ,a truly stunning cathedral in the Castle District . This is a beautiful example of Gothic....  more »
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  • Beautiful doesn't even begin to cover it! You can go into the cathedral without a ticket and see the front portion. You will be able to see the back from far away but it is 100% worth paying to see it all up close. Even my 5 year old was amazed and respectful the whole time we spent in the cathedral. IT IS A MUST SEE!!
  • St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the many buildings contained within the Prague Castle Complex. It is a spiritual symbol of the Czech state. At night particularly, it gave me the chill in my body and nearly looks like a haunted place to me when the bell rang as you can watch in the video. The architecture of St. Vitus is incredibly noteworthy, the stained glass window fill the walls of the church are one of the most prominent aspects of the cathedral.

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