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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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It doesn't take too long to take a look around this church but it is very impressive. It has a bit of a tardis feel once you're inside, so much bigger than you expect! Lots of... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Inside and out,..this church is beautiful. Very special. I have photographed this from so many different angles. All offer a different view of a very special place.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Just a short walk from the center of town. A staircase from the street lead to the church since it sets high above the street level. The church was not locked so we entered. The altar was lovely.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It doesn't take too long to take a look around this church but it is very impressive. It has a bit of a tardis feel once you're inside, so much bigger than you expect! Lots of lovely artwork and architecture as I've come to expect from Czech churches and cathedrals.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a Roman Catholic church and after the castle, the second architectural landmark of the town with the steeple that hovers over the town. The church was built on the site of an older building around 1400. I enjoy seeing the interior of different churches and this one did not disappoint.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Having limited viewing of the interior on this St Vitus church, however you won't miss it on the way out of the town. Exterior is nice and scenic.

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A magnificent church, once you got in. Surprised that the church was only opened ten minutes before midnight and that there was not one word of greeting to all the visitors. Other than that, it was worth visiting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a small church just outside the old town square. Worth dropping by to spend 10-15 minutes taking in the life of Christ depicted on a series of illustrations on the wall of the church.

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

This large and bright cathedral watches over the historic district of Cesky Krumlov. Although somewhat austere, it is worth a short visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

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。

Thank Superkronis
Charlotte, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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