St. Vitus Cathedral


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Webgoddess on July 12, 2005

St. Vitus's Cathedral is the largest and the most important church in Prague. The remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen, and archbishops are interred here.

Visitors enter the cathedral through the portal in the western facade, opposite the passageway between the Second and Third Courtyards of Prague Castle.

Its bronze door is decorated with reliefs with scenes from the history of the cathedral and from the legends about St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert.

The neo-Gothic part of the cathedral consists of the main nave and the narrow side aisles, lined with chapels, and the northern wing of the transverse nave. The cathedral is probably on the must-see list of every visitor to Prague. You can rent a radio guide that tells you all about the things you are seeing. This is very interesting, but incredibly detailed - in the end, we preferred to use our guidebook for snippets of information and just absorb the surroundings. Also, the guide is time-limited, so you may find yourself racing across the castle grounds to return it before the deadline!

St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle
Prague, Czech Republic, 11908
+420 2 2437 3368

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