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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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  • I spent 9 days in Prague and I have the opportunity to see many sites. To me the most impressive ones are: the Loreta, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Spanish Synagogue, the Cathedral of Saint... 
    I spent 9 days in Prague and I have the opportunity to see many sites. To me the most impressive ones are: the Loreta, the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the Spanish Synagogue, the Cathedral of Saint...  more »
  • The was literally nothing in Prague I wasn't pleased with! The entire castle complex is one of the most amazing structures in total i've ever seen! We hiked up the step of St. Vitus' tower. The... 
    The was literally nothing in Prague I wasn't pleased with! The entire castle complex is one of the most amazing structures in total i've ever seen! We hiked up the step of St. Vitus' tower. The...  more »
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  • St. Vitus Cathedral is in my opinion one of the most gorgeous Cathedral around the world. Hardly to find a word to describe the impression I always have when enter into this Cathedral which is huge inside and that you can walk half hour there or spend an hour there. This means I recommend to purchase ticket get in. Not only visit the Cathedral from the entry hall of the Cathedral, but take a walk and gain most of this beautiful Cathedral which is also nice to see outside. This Cathedral is large and siting in the Prague Castle Court rooms, and because the size of Cathedral is cross all patios of the Prague Castle. Particularly from courtroom three (patio 3) is nice view same as from the High from the Great south tower.
  • Impressive. The scale of the cathedral is daunting (makes you feel tiny) and the stained glasses are very colorful and lovely. Make sure to get the combo ticket (that includes objective "VIII" - the cathedral) in order to be able to get in all the way back and not just at the entrance. It is wonderfully decorated in the back. Also, get the tower ticket (entrance to objective "X" - cathedral tower) to climb the 278 steps up in a dizzying spiral staircase (with no pit stop and used for both climbing up and down the same way). It sounds horror, but you eventually make it and it's definitely worth it. The view from up the tower is a worthy reward.

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