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St Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Church is just a couple of mins by walk from Prague Castles Entrance and is just at a distance of 1.2kms from the old town entrance of the Charles Bridge which is preferred location for residence by most travellers.  

A Gothic style architecture marvel and also resting place of few of the prominent kings and saints in Prague’s history. It is the seat of Archbishop of Prague and believed to be one of the oldest churches in Prague and was established 600 yrs ago but was fully completed in the late 1920s. The church architecture was designed by a french architect Mathias but wasn’t able to complete the construction of the structure. A few other leading architects like Petr Parler were involved after the death of Mathias to complete structure but eventually, the construction was stalled due to the Hussite wars.this was followed by many failed attempts across the centuries but ultimately, the union of the Chruch completed construction of the structure on the occasion of the millennium of St Wenceslas in the year 1929

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St Vitus is also an integral part of Prague Castle’s complex architecture and is under the governance of Czech Govt. 

Inside St VItus Cathedral
Credits: Google Images

How to reach:

  • By Air: The nearest international airport is the Prague International Airport, From the airport, you can take taxis to the Charles bridge and continue exploring other Cathedrals, castles along with the St Vitus Cathedral.
  • Metro: The nearest Metro Station is Malostranska Metro Station which is at a distance of 900meters from the Catherdral. People coming to visit Prague from other European nations can get down at the Central Metro and catch a metro to Malostranska Metro Station.
  • By tram: Travelers residing in the own town and other zones can take tram rides, Prazsky Hrad is the nearest Tram stop to the Cathedral.

Opening Timings and Entrances:

During the Summers, Apr-Sep the Cathedral is open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
During the Winters, Oct-March the Cathedral opening hours are 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

The entrance to the Cathedral depends upon the circuit you choose to explore the Prague castle. There are 3 circuits namely, circuit A, circuit B, circuit C.

  • Circuit A includes: St. Vitus Cathedral, The Old Royal Palace, exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Powder Tower, Rosenberg Palace
    Price: 350 CZK, Family Ticket: 700 CZK
  • Circuit B includes: St. Vitus Cathedral, The Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower
    Price: 250 CZK, Family Ticket: 500 CZK
  • Circuit C includes Exhibition “The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral”, Prague Castle Picture Gallery.
    Price: 350 CZK, Family Ticket: 700 CZK

Tips for the Travellers:

  1. Audio Guides are available, so explore the church at your own pace.
  2. Prague is best explored by walk, so wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes.
  3. Cathedral and Prague Castle look even more Majestic during the night, a sight you surely don’t want to miss.

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