St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
00:00 - 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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
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
Popular mentions

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Ron Parks
3 contributions
stunning architecture
Sep 2021
I marveled at every detail of this gorgeous cathedral. I cannot imagine the number of workers, the volume of stone, and the years of construction required to achieve this masterpiece
Written 1 October 2021
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Linda L
Kirkland, WA1,031 contributions
Stunning Stained glass
Sep 2021
Been to dozens of Cathedrals and this was the most amazing! Stayed for over an hour then had a tour. Must have taken hundreds of pictures. This is a MUST to see if you are in Prague.
Written 1 October 2021
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Travelhappylady
Reisterstown, MD101 contributions
Stunning!
Sep 2021 • Solo
The cathedral opens at 9:00 a.m. I arrived at the Prague Castle at about 7:45 a.m. and was allowed onto the grounds. Beautiful and quiet in the early morning. The cathedral is stunning especially the stained glass windows - there is one by Alphonse Mucha. Suggest you be there at 9:00 a.m. when the ticket office opens and when the cathedral opens to avoid the crowds and be able to walk and view the cathedral freely. Great photos before the masses arrive.
Written 29 September 2021
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PnazH77
Catania, Italy33 contributions
Beautiful!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Wonderful church with colourful stained glass,to go till end of hall need to buy the ticket which inclueds other sights in Prague castle other wise you can enter but only for see close to entrance area.
Written 13 September 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,555 contributions
Wonderful!
Aug 2021
Awesome! Wonderful stained glass, rich ornaments, stone lace. To visit it in detail, you must buy a ticket (which also includes other sights in Prague Castle). Otherwise, you can enter for free, but only in a restricted area, near the entrance. Also, to climb the tower you must take a separate ticket.
Written 5 September 2021
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navyjim58
Czech Republic456 contributions
Must see church in Prague
Sep 2021
If you like to visit old church's then this is one to put on your list. 250 kron will get you into 4 buildings at Prague Castle including this church. So much to see inside and you can take pictures without a flash.
The old relics are astonishing. They have many areas cordoned off and each has a sign as to its purpose. You can go by a live guide or an audio program that is very easy to use. You have to wear a mask inside right now.
Written 3 September 2021
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Angela S
Riga, Latvia114 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2021
A definite must-see in Prague. So beautiful every time you visit it. Now, during COVID times you can enjoy this beautiful place without crowds. An interesting thing is to watch resonation work, thanks to it we got the chance to get a real close look at one of the gargoyles.
Written 30 August 2021
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Arsila
Amsterdam, The Netherlands57 contributions
Beautiful walk
Sep 2020
Very nice walk on the shore of the river in a very old place. Despite the crowd, it didn't feel busy.
Written 15 August 2021
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WeHa 98
Aschaffenburg, Germany223 contributions
Stunning - definitely worth the visit.
Jul 2021
So beautiful, stunning stained glass and the tombs inside are very interesting and have an amazing history.
Written 31 July 2021
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Great
Jul 2020
A great piece of architecture looks impressive both from the outside and exquisitely decorated inside with unforgettable stained glass windows. Top three Prague attractions!
Written 17 June 2021
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St. Vitus Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 00:00 - 15:30
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
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