The St. Vitus’s Cathedral can be seen from almost everywhere in Prague. It often gets confused with the castle itself as it stands so close to the castle. Over the years the color of the castle has taken a greenish tone. Standing next to the St. Vitus’s Cathedral is an area to look over the valley and down to the river.
St Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic shrine located within the premises of Prague Castle, towering above Prague’s Lesser Town. By its full name, it’s referred to as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert (in Czech: Katedrála svatého Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha).
St Vitus’ Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St George Basilica, Golden Lane, Powder Tower-Mihulka April – October, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (daily) November – March, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (daily) Free of charge: Gardens of Prague Castle April – October, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (daily) For a thousand years Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) has stood towering ...
The history of the castle began in 870 when its first walled building, the Church of the Virgin Mary, was built. The Basilica of Saint George and the Basilica of St. Vitus were founded under the reign of Vratislaus I, Duke of Bohemia and his son St. Wenceslas in the first half of the 10th century.
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Vitus is the spiritual heart of the nation as the mausoleum of Bohemian kings and the city’s greatest landmark. Work on the present cathedral was started in 1344 but it wasn’t consecrated until 1929. Check out Mucha’s stained glass window and the door with seven locks leading to the crown jewels.
Jun 18, 2014 · Vitus Cathedral is just as imposing from ten yards away as it is from a mile away. Prague Castle at Sunset This magnificent cathedral has a rich, lengthy, and convoluted history. King Charles IV called on French architect Matthias of Arras to begin construction of the Gothic cathedral in 1344.
Aug 01, 2016 · The St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the Prague Castle complex. We chose to visit before the noon Changing of the Guard at the Prague Castle and were able to miss the long queues to get inside. Depending on your time, allow anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to tour. For more information, visit the St. Vitus Cathedral official website here.
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