St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower
Prague Castle and Old Town Hall Tower
November 14, 2016
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Charles Bridge at night
November 21, 2016

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important Czech Catholic church and landmark of Prague Castle.

St. Vitus Cathedral interior

St. Vitus Cathedral interior

History:

Although completed in the 15th century, St. Vitus Cathedral was altered numerous times through the centuries as the city’s allegiances changed.

And while interior renovations are ongoing, there’s still much worth seeing, including numerous fine tombs, the Gothic northern portal with its Crucifixion sculpture, early Baroque altarpiece paintings dating from 1649, and one of Europe’s finest 17th-century pipe organs.

The cathedral includes many important artistic monuments from different centuries, including the period of completion, the most important are the works from the Gothic of the cathedral construction (eg. the Chapel of St. Wenceslas mosaic of the Last Judgement.)

St. Vitus Cathedral from behind

St Vitus Cathedral

Opening hours:

  • Winter season (November – March)
    • Monday – Saturday
      • 00 – 16.00
    • Sunday
      • 00 – 16.00
    • Summer season (April – October)
      • Monday – Saturday
        • 00 – 17.00
      • Sunday
        • 00 – 17.00

 

Paid tour

  • The Old Royal Palace, a permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral, the Rosenberg Palace
    • full admission 350KC
    • reduced admission 175KC
    • family admission 700KC
  • The Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral
    • full admission 250KC
    • reduced admission 125KC
    • family admission 500KC

Free tour – St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral

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