St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral
4.5
Architectural BuildingsReligious SitesChurches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 3:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 9 min walk
  • Hradčanská • 10 min walk
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  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,058 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Cathedral
    If you make your way towards the Prague Castle, be sure and spend some time to visit this wonderful cathedral. It is simply an architectural wonder inside and out. It can be very busy at peak times so plan accordingly. A great photo op!
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Jon D
    Bristol, United Kingdom274 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful cathedral.
    Stopped here from the hop on, hop off bus tour and strolled into the grounds which are grand and thought we were entering the castle grounds. Followed everyone else and ended up inside the cathedral. It’s a magnificent building and a work of art. Well worth a visit and didn’t even find the castle!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Harry
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stairs - tell people they are nearly there when barely up.
    Stairs and stairs and stairs and stairs. Only went up the tower but it’s definitely worth it. Walk on the inside of the spiral when going up and outside when going down. Also make sure to tell people they are almost up when they are barely up for more fun.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 May 2023
  • Ava D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful experience
    This was my first time visiting a cathedral and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The building and surrounding areas were beautiful and there were several attractions nearby. The lines weren’t terrible on a Monday afternoon either.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Nooch21
    Akron, Ohio92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture
    My family of 3 visited Prague for a few days and visiting the cathedral was on top of our list. The view alone is breathtaking. We’re history buffs so we loved every second of our tour. I would highly recommend a visit if your planning a trip to Prague!
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 June 2023
  • SteamMaster
    Jacksonville, Florida116 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See Castle
    It was very nice, it’s free ! Absolutely beautiful. The history is rich and it only really takes about and hour to see, maybe 2. Bring crowns and euros as the bathroom costs money. It can’t all be free ! I would go again for sure. The pic is a view of the castle from our bedroom balcony.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 24 June 2023
  • JJJC_Family
    810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top notch
    It has pretty much everything you would want to see in a cathedral – soaring ceilings, plentiful and beautiful stained glass windows, lovely and distinctive chapels, wonderful statues, a couple of unique features that add a little extra character and more. The overall effect is almost overwhelming. And it is overwhelming. We took three complete circuits of the cathedral and I guarantee you we both did not catch all there was to see and we did not spend enough time seeing what we did see. There is only so much time we had available, despite allocating the entire day to the Castle complex. It’s one of the best cathedrals we have and we have seen many, many of them. It earns its fame.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Lucas M
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Experience
    The St. Vitus Cathedral really leaves an astonishing feeling when you enter the church. As the largest and most important church in Prague it's no doubt that the experience we had there could never be forgotten anytime soon. My fiancé already told me we should visit Prague again next year!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Ryan H
    Middleton, Wisconsin22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful site, multiple tickets required
    Cathedral was beautiful however you will need to purchase several different tickets in order to view all the sites. The cathedral tower for example is not included with the cathedral entrance ticket. We also were unable to view the crypt with the royals as we were told that had to be scheduled in advance.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 July 2023
  • LutheranLadySanDiego
    1,442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gothic Glory
    One of the lovelier gothic cathedrals we have visited. Certainly others are grander in size, but the stained glass windows rival and exceed in beauty any we've seen. Mucha window was spectacular!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
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christiano_10
Tczew, Poland483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This is REALLY the most beautiful cathedral in the whole world. It's stunning and breathtaking. The stained glass windows are incredibly impressive and beautiful.
It's not the best idea, though, in my opinion, to have to pay for the entrance as it is a church where you should be allowed to pray from free.
Anyway, visit it. It's a must!
Written 24 April 2024
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Sophie
United Kingdom9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I only saw the outside of the Cathedral but I still recommend going because it’s such a beautiful, detailed building and you can get some nice photos there.

It was really busy when I went and there were a few walking tour groups there too.
Written 24 April 2024
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania13,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The biggest Cathedral in the Czech republic - dedicated to St. Vitus originally later changed to St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert. Built in gothic style , breathtaking and really "touching the heavens" with its twin towers.
But as always is more to it- pity this time the schedule was so very tight that I did not have that extra hour to visit the cathedrals interior (nevermind, I will return to Prague and than I will plan accordingly).
The construction started in 930 during the reign of Wenceslas I , and continued with expansions and modifications through the middle ages, in the 1300 hundreds the gothic elements were added over the Romanesque original church and the work continued through the ages - the current shape and what can be seen today is from the late 19th early 20th century.
Entrance is charged - you've to pay a fee for visiting - it is well worth it , been inside like 12-14 years ago when I first went to Prague.
So keep in mind - plan ahead , there might be queues at the entrance - but put this place on the to see list when in Prague , it is definitely worth it.
Written 23 April 2024
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Lincy P
Doha, Qatar25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The first sight of the cathedral - I was in awe!!
A massive structure and the interiors are beautiful.
A serene experience and must visit!
Written 14 April 2024
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Samandzak
Derby, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We came, we saw, we sat down and people watched. It was good weather and we found a bench so all done in complete comfort. Didn't go in - expensive and big queue.
Written 11 April 2024
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Bertie1224
Northamptonshire, UK572 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
From a distance it looks impressive. Up close it is truly splendid. It took hundreds of years to complete but the final result is quite amazing inside and out. Huge stained glass windows that can only really be appreciated from the inside. Very impressive huge vaulted ceiling. You need to look up and around to see everything. It is a truly majestic space and should certainly be on a visit list when in Prague.
Written 9 April 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK1,405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
St Vitus Cathedral is one of the big landmark structure's of this fascinating city ,although construction started on the cathedral during the reign of Charles IV in 1344 but due to wars,plagues,financial woes the cathedral wasn't completed until 1929 ,the cathedral was up until the 1800's were the kings of Bohemia were crowned ,its in my opinion one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague and a big tourist attraction in Prague Castle, if you're planning a holiday to Prague I highly recommend you visit St Vitus Cathedral.
Written 5 April 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
St. Vitus Cathedral is located within Prague Castle and has been the burial place of the Bohemian royalty and home of the Bohemian Crown Jewels for centuries. Coronations of the kings of Bohemia were held here until 1836. The cathedral is the largest and most important place of worship in Prague. Construction on the current cathedral began in 1344, under the reign and instruction of Charles IV, the namesake of the Charles Bridge. Construction was delayed and stopped numerous times over centuries, due to deaths, wars, and political and financial problems, and was finally completed in 1929. You can’t miss the sarcophagus of St. Adalbert, one of the patron saints of the Czech Republic.
Written 2 April 2024
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AngeloBotticelli
Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Really enjoyed our visit to the cathedral for the architecture, stain glass windows and wall paintings are fantastic. Get to the castle and cathedral early for it gets really busy from 11am onwards. We did the cathedral 1st before exploring the castle etc.
Written 1 April 2024
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Chang Percy
Taipei, Taiwan226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The interior is splendid. Rose windows are luminous. The pulpit is well decorated and painted. Paintings are fabulous.
Written 29 March 2024
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