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Construction of gothic St. Bartholomew Cathedral was quite long ? from 1295 till beginning of 16th century. Maybe architecture of church exterior is not very impressive (as, let say, St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague), but it is well observed due to long spire (102,6 meters, longest church tower in Bohemia). It is worth going up to see panorama of Plzen, especially of square of Republic around Cathedral.
Sanctuary houses a statue of Madonna of Plzen (year of 1360) ? it is an example of Czech ?beautiful Madonna style? art works.
St. Bartholomew?s got Cathedral title only in 1993, when John Paul II established bishopric here.
Directions: Square of Republic.
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