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Church of St. Vitus

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Address: Kostelni, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Begun in 1407, but not completed until the 19th century, this historic...

Begun in 1407, but not completed until the 19th century, this historic church was built in the form of three parallel arcades with multistoried sacristies on both sides.

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beautiful church

I couldn't get to an angle to see the special art work in the chapel as there were services in progress.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
diane d
Bloomington, Minnesota
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

鎮上主要的教堂就三座,城堡區的那個最醒目,這無庸置疑,但St. Jost Church和St . Vitus就常被搞混,塔尖是尖的才是Church of St. Vitus,塔尖有圓胖的那個是St. Jost Church啦,好吧,不管誰是誰,它們都讓這個小鎮更美麗,誰是誰也不重要了。

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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I planned far too much time for this stop. The church is really pretty, but it's small, and only takes about 15-20 minutes to walk around and get the full effect. You can pay to light a candle for someone... but the candles aren't even real candles! They're fake with electric wicks. Not much to it but worth a stop... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I couldn't get to an angle to see the special art work in the chapel as there were services in progress.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

You would not miss it as it is higher than other buildings around in the centre of town. Take the front view as well as the back view of the church. Went into the search, impressed by what we saw. For 2 euro , you can make a souvenir of the place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

After finally finding the church open, I was underwhelmed by the interior. They have definitely restored-out any signs of the medieval history. Outside is much better than inside.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

After a steep climb from the main town square, we were awarded a visit to this most beautiful church. The stain glass windows, altar, organ and pulpits were very charming. A must when in Cesky Krumlov.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Given that one can 'do' the town in a day, I would certainly recommend a trip into the church. It's very beautiful and well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Church of St. Vitus (Kostel Sv. Víta) is a Gothic church dating back to the 15th century with frescoes from the same period. The Parish of Český Krumlov was likely established by Peter I von Rosenberg shortly before 1317 A.D. The history is a wonder to behold and just magnificent in so many ways. The church is visible from many... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Cesky Krumlov is built on hill so there are usually slopes or steps to go up or down. The church is no exception. You can choose from 2 different flights of stairs from the front of the church or can get up to the level by following the winding street around the back of other buildings. It's a lovely old... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

From the side of the city center big part of the church is covered by surounding buildings, but if go around it and cross the river, there is nice small park and much better view of the church.

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