"St. Vitus Cathedral" St. Vitus' Cathedral Tip by Gillianina

St. Vitus' Cathedral, Prague: 328 reviews and 578 photos


It stands at the place of a round chapel, that duke Wenzel had dedicated in 925 to Saint Vitus. This Gothic cathedral, the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, was founded in the year 1344 by Jan Lucembursky (John of Luxembourg) and his sons Karel and Jan Jindrich. It took nearly six centuries to build it. Begun in 1344 by Mathias Arras and Petr Parler upon the site of a 10th-century rotunda, the final phase of construction ended only in the period 1873-1929. The cathedral contains underground tombs of Czech kings. Parler also built St. Wenceslas Chapel, which is decorated with frescoes and semi-precious stones. The crown jewels are kept here, too.

Address: Katedrala sv. Vita, Vaclava a Vojtecha
Directions: Prague Castle
Phone: +420 224 373 368
Website: http://www.katedralasvatehovita.cz/en

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  • Written Sep 7, 2003
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