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St. Vitus Cathedral
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Private Transfer from Passau to Prague with Stopover in Cesky Krumlov
Ranked #5 of 950 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Words cannot describe the grandure of this gothic cathedral. It's the most beautiful church I have ever seen. The architecture, art, craftsmanship are unlike anything the world does in current times. It's an architectural wonder and testament to the people of the Czech Republic and their Catholic faith.

Visited November 2013
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“St Vitus”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The cathedral is the crowning glory of the fortified complex known popularly as Prague Castle and at nights the lights give it a magical mystical power and beauty as it towers over the city! I do 3 hour walking tours of the Hradcany/castle area and always take a look inside the cathedral and sometimes if time and not too busy get an entry to see it all. Being a Mucha fan I never get tired of admiring the stained glass window. Do not miss looking at St.Wenceslas Chapel and if time buy a separate ticket to go up the Bell Tower next to the Golden Portal entry on the side - if the weather is good!

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Treasury”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

The Cathedral is part of the Castle and houses impressive remembrances of Prague's long history like the 1.5 ton silver casket of St. John of Nepomuk and the chapel of St. Wenceslas, built by Charles IV. Part of the chapel is a locked doorway to the chamber holding the Crown Jewels. This door has seven locks, the keys to which are held by seven different government or church officials, something some U.S. cities might consider. Now to the Treasury, which displays a fraction of the many religious treasures owned by the Cathedral. These crosses, monstrances, and reliquaries were designed and executed by the best craftsmen, who had access to gold, silver, and precious gems. Among the relics are the usual splinters from the cross but also rarer items like a swatch from the table cloth used at the Last Supper and a piece of the loin cloth Jesus wore on the cross. There is an extra charge to see these items; it is worth the cost.

Visited November 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I didn't understand the size of this place until we got there after a nice leisurely walk from the Old Town. You just have to stand still and sort of lean back to just see how big it it.

Once inside the stained glass windows take your breath away, the technical nature of them and the designs themselves are wonderful, it's just a shame that the photo's we too don't do them justice.

Outside the work that was carried out to build the cathedral is just superb, ornate little touches to gothic structures that span big areas.

It is a must see no matter what your religious views are

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Amazing space!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The interior views are awe inspiring! So vast and amazingly ornamented you think you are looking at a painting even though you are standing in the middle of it.

Definitely worth the whole tour just to explore some of the stonework, painting, stained glass, metal work and statuary.

One of the most amazing cathedrals I have experienced.

Visited November 2013
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