St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

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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  • Pay the money for the ticket in because its breathtaking inside. The stained glass is something out of this world! You get get inside for free to a little section but to walk around you need the ticke...  more »
  • It was quite busy, everywhere we go back outside the season to be able to view everything than what calmer
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  • Of the city. Very beautiful stained glass Windows. Very great to visit especially if there are a lot of people. Impossible not to visit it. Is the center of the Prague Castle.
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  • Definitely must see. It's charming, it's massive, it's breathtaking. Just imagine the efforts to build such thing. We bought Okruh B tickets. Old Royal Palace, Basilica of St. George, Golden Lane and St. Vitus's Cathedral entrance are included. BTW, You can enter the Cathedral for free, but going deeper inside is where you need a ticket. As always, avoid currency exchange on the territory and local restaurants. Price are astronomically high for common things.
  • Beware of the "audio guide"-scam. It's listed as 350Kc for 3 hours. You will get a map and shown where to turn it in and a written time which is 60min late of correct time. On the ticket it will have another time which is 45min too short of correct time. In case of late return you will be charged with another 3 hours. Expect 30 min queue for the return of the audio guide. During return of the device we saw the scam performed on many more people.
  • Wonderful building but no information available inside so you don't know what your looking at. We would have been happy to buy a guide book but it was not offered to us. You could get an audio guide but as we bought our tickets inside the center of the palace to avoid the queue this was also not offered to us.
  • This cathedral is said to be prominent example of Gothic architecture and is the largest and most important church in Prague. It is located within Prague Castle and contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors,
  • Absolutely stunning. Door opens at noon on Sunday; try to avoid that time as there be a long queue awaiting entry. Queue shortens dramatically by 1pm.

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