Seeing the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral was one of the highlights of my Europe visit last summer.
Climbing the steps towards Prague Castle was a bit of a work (normally not much, but since we did a little bit of shopping before proceeding to the castle, we had quite a number of small packages with us that made the trek difficult than it should have been), but it was all worth it as we were rewarded with a glimpse of one of the most beautiful—if not the most—cathedrals I’d ever laid eyes on. Not to mention the gorgeous views of the city of Prague that we got as well.
St. Vitus Cathedral is simply amazing. The kind of amazing that leaves you awestruck and dumbfounded. It’s a glorious example of Gothic architecture.
It’s located within the walls of Prague Castle, and contains the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Roman Catholic Emperors. As its name suggests, the cathedral is dedicated to St. Vitus, the patron saint of dancers and entertainers.
With its main tower soaring 96.5 meters high into the sky, it’s a very intricate piece of art that’s a sight to behold. You’d marvel at the planning it went through, and the careful and skillful craftsmanship and attention to detail it was duly accorded. It must have taken so many years to complete everything.
If you’ll be visiting Prague, don’t miss taking a careful look at this must-see sight. It’s truly a rewarding experience.
How to get there
St. Vitus Cathedral is inside the Prague Castle compound. Climb the castle steps to get to the top of the hill and into the castle walls. Follow the foot traffic that leads deeper into the castle complex. Towards the back is St. Vitus Cathedral in all its glory.
Where to stay in Prague
For a luxurious yet affordable place to stay in Prague, read An Amazing Yet Cheap Hotel in Prague, where we discussed how delighted and more than satisfied we were with the lovely, but cheap, hotel where we stayed during our last visit.