St. Vitus Cathedral is a pearl of European Gothic architecture, located in the heart of the Czech Republic. It is a huge magnet for tourists from all over the world. The Prague Cathedral is the second largest in the world after St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican.
Today, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most recognizable Czech national shrine, it is the main part of a large complex of Prague Castle. The full name of the cathedral sounds like the Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert. All these names are an indispensable part of Czech history.
St. Vitus impresses with its grandeur inside as well as outside. Interiors of Cathedral are amazing: walls are decorated with the paintings, stained glass and the statues of the great kings and queens, archbishops and architectures, who were involved in construction of St. Vitus Cathedral. Such beauty attracts thousands of tourists who visit Prague. Within your individual sightseeing walking tour around attractions of Czech capital with a personal guide-photographer you will visit St. Vitus Cathedral and take amazing photos inside and outside.
Is it big? It is huge!
The size of a this Gothic masterpiece impresses even from the Charles Bridge. But you should come closer to St. Vitus Cathedral to feel the power of this amazing construction.
Just imagine: the length of the Cathedral is nearly 120 meters, the spire of the tallest tower stretched up to 100 meters, all the space is divided with columns of 33 meters height each. Impressive? Come and check it with your own eyes!
How to find St.Vitus Cathedral in Prague
Though it may sound rude, but only a blind person can’t find St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, since it is visible from a lot of places in the city centre. You won’t get it wrong. Even when the day is pretty foggy the black picks of St. Vitus are visible in the top of Prague Castle. I would say that this Prague attraction should be visited both during the day time and in the evening. Have a look at this amazing video about sightseeing in Prague.
How it was built
It took Czechs about six centuries to build St. Vitus Cathedral. And finally in 1929 the doors were open. The idea of such important and impressive building came to Charles IV. He wanted to turn the Cathedral into the place of coronations and a store of wealth. It was also assumed that all the members of the royal family will be buried there. The Cathedral became a symbol of deliverance from the imperial bishop of Prague and a new stage in the spiritual life of the Czech Republic — Prague archbishopric.
St. Vitus and Prague Castle tour
The huge size of the Cathedral doesn’t give opportunity for tourists to take beautiful ‘St. Vitus and me photo’ near. You need to have special lens with a wide angle or to go far from the Cathedral. But if you plan to visit Prague and to come home with impressions and amazing photos with you in front of the most popular places and attraction in Czech capital, follow the link with contacts and leave your quote for a walking tour with your personal guide-photographer and friend in Prague. You will combine a sightseeing tour with a photo session. Isn’t it an amazing offer?
How to get to St. Vitus Cathedral
Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, Pražský hrad
119 01 Praha 1 — Hradčany
Metro station: Malostranska. Then take tram №22 to Pražský hrad
Tram №: 22 to Pražský hrad tram station
April-October: 09:00 — 17:00 (Monday — Saturday)
12:00 — 17:00 (Sunday)
November — Murch: 09:00 — 16:00 (Monday — Saturday)
12:00 — 16:00 (Sunday)
Note! It’s impossible to buy a ticket for St. Vitus Cathedral only!
There are two possible routes:
Prague Castle – long route (includes The Old Royal Palace, a permanent exhibition «The Story of Prague Castle», St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral, the Rosenberg Palace)
Adults: 350 CZK
Students (17-26 years old): 175 CZK
Children (6-16 years old): 175 CZK
Family (1-2 adults + 1-5 children under 16 years): 700 CZK
Prague Castle – short route (includes The Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral)
Adults: 250 CZK
Students (17-26 years old): 125 CZK
Children (6-16 years old): 125 CZK
Family (1-2 adults + 1-5 children under 16 years): 500 CZK
If you want to visit St. Vitus Cathedral, we can arrange it during your photo session with a guiede-photographer in Prague!