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St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

 
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erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 30th of September, 2010
The most important and well known church in the Czech Republic, St. Vitus Cathedral dominates the skyline of Prague. It is located on the 3rd courtyard of the Prague Castle and is a burial ground of Czech kings, presidents and other important personalities.

The construction of the cathedral began in 1344 and it was only finalized in 1929. As it was built in such a long period of time, it includes more styles, but the Gothic and neo-Gothic are dominant. Both the inside and the outside are impressive. It has huge windows of stained glass, vaulted ceilings and other amazing architectural details. You simply can't leave Prague without visiting the cathedral.

Address:
Inside the Prague Castle complex.

Price:
The Western wing is free, ticket to the tower, crypt and tombs costs about $18.

Opening Hours:
Mar. to Oct.:
Mon-Sat 9 – 17
Sun 12 – 16
Nov. to Feb.:
Mon-Sat 9 – 16
Sun 12 – 16

 
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