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St. Vitus Cathedral (Chram svateho Vita)

Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 224 373 368
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Ranked #7 of 303 attractions in Prague
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former... more » Owner description: Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and a home of the Czech Crown Jewels. « less
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Love this beautiful church in the Prague Castle - lots of details and history. Wish we could spend more time here.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We saw the cathedral on two separate occasions. The cathedral is very impressive with lots to see. It's situated in Prague castle and has an extensive history.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent history and culture and fantastic stained glass windows Take an official guide - really worth it as they are experienced and can answer all questions very well

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hidden within Prague Castle complex, the cathedral is accessible free of charge but only the first 10 m, after that ticket must be scanned at the barrier. In common with the rest of Prague Castle, there was too many people to allow any sense that one was in a church. No music was played, even over loud speakers, which was... More

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Steeped in history, fantastic architecture.Superb stained glass windows. Definitely one of the many sights to be seen in Prauge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The cathedral was commissioned by Charles IV, and construction began in 1344 ... However, it took almost six centuries to complete, with the final phase of construction in the period 1873-1929, it is the largest and most important temple in Prague... In the chancel of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum. Below this, there... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to cathedrals in places such as Vienna and Paris and thought St. Vitus will be similar to those. However, once I entered the St Vitus, it hits me that this is probably the most beautiful cathedral that I have came across. The tinted glass facades around the building are very beautiful as they are shone brightly perhaps... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Be sure to go here. Even if you are doing the entire palace tour. Take the #22 tram up to the palace. You can enter the grounds for free and enter the cathedral for free as well. You will just have to stay at the back without an entrance ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The heart of the "castle" The Cathedral was great, exactly what you think a several hundred year old Gothic style cathedral should be. Great spires, reliefs and artwork, you will not be disappointed by it. During the day hours it gets packed pretty quick. We also came back to it at night about 9pm (our hotel was 300 yards away)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I'm in Prague every year and every time I make sure I visit Prague castle and cathedral. Yes,it can be very crowded in summer but the sheer size can take quite big crowd. It's definitely worth visiting even if you not exactly lover of history. Beautiful stained glass windows,stonework and arches are incredible.

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