St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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09:00 - 15:30
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:30
Thursday
09:00 - 15:30
Friday
09:00 - 15:30
Saturday
09:00 - 15:30
Sunday
00:00 - 15:30
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Situated at the Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and largest church in Prague. The cathedral is the burial place of the former Czech kings and a home of the Czech Crown Jewels.
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Neighbourhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 9 min walk
  • Hradčanská • 10 min walk
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travelingfool33
San Francisco, CA69 contributions
Oct 2022
We were so impressed with the interior of this church. The stained glass windows are lovely, especially the one by Mucha.
Written 5 October 2022
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John
Arlington, VA3 contributions
Sep 2022
Loved visiting this cathedral and learning about the many stages of its history. Recommend paying the extra crowns for the audio tour. It provides a lot more context and information that enriches the visit.

Make sure to come back after dark and see the cathedral lit up. Crowds are gone and it's beautiful.
Written 30 September 2022
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GranZorro
Zug, Switzerland1,396 contributions
Sep 2022
We were told the Czech are the least religious people in Europe. And they have this grand cathedral, full of tourists, and I wonder if it is used for services. I think not.
Written 29 September 2022
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michael koreli
9 contributions
Aug 2022
the cathedral is very beautiful, and impressionable, but the queues killed me :)))) stood there for more than an hour, but it was worth it
Written 25 September 2022
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Nico Angelakis
Crete, Greece11 contributions
Aug 2022
This church is enormous! Enormous and beautiful! If you are in Prague is necessary to visit! Generally, the castle is a must!
Written 22 September 2022
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The Inspector
33 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Fantastic building with a relatively new Spanish-built organ which sounded formidable.
Mass in Latin for those who can follow it - and I could!
Written 17 September 2022
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Cardiboy
London, UK75 contributions
Sep 2022
Allow 3+ hours as there is so much to see and history to absorb. The whole cathedral is stunning and is a definite must on any visit
Written 17 September 2022
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Erik S
Reading, UK69 contributions
Aug 2022
Just standing in front of this cathedral, it breath-taking! I could go on all day about how beautiful it is but it wouldn't do it justice, just go to Prague and see for yourself!
Written 14 September 2022
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Catherine
12 contributions
Sep 2022
I recommend going with a tour guide as there is so much history inside this beautiful cathedral, a lot of which is linked to the Charles Bridge. I have been to my fare few churches and cathedrals but I have never seen stain glass windows like this before with so much detail and vivid colour which never comes out in pictures correctly- so you have to see it in person!
Written 9 September 2022
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,841 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
I like the old European churches. So much money had to be spent on them. This one is up on a hill and looks like it’s from Harry Potter. The detail on both the exterior and interior are insane. It’s totally amazing. The pictures don’t do it justice. It’s much better in person. And the location above the city is great.
Written 4 September 2022
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