St. Vitus Cathedral is part of the Prague Castle complex and is one of the most inspiring buildings. It’s is a prominent example of Gothic architecture and the largest and most important church in the Czech Republic. In addition, it houses the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.
The cathedral is covered with intricate detail from floor to ceiling, so you’ll probably be spending most of your time here.
The cathedral dimensions are 124 by 60 meters (407 by 197 feet), the main tower is 102.8 meters high (337 feet), the front towers 82 meters (269 feet), arch height 33.2 meters (109 feet).
Don’t miss St. John of Nepomuk tomb, famous for its intricate silverwork and the art nouveau stained-glass window work completed by the famous Czech painter Alphonse Mucha.
You can observe the inside entrance of the cathedral for free, but to tour the entire facility, you’ll have to pay. See Prague Castle for details.
Czechia (Czech Republic)
Less than an hour
Accessibility Level – High
Czech koruna (Kč)
From: 125 Kc
St. Vitus Cathedral, III. nádvoří, Prague 1-Hradčany, Czechia
Czech (official) and English
Teens, Adults, Seniors
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