Prague St. Vitus Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert (St. Vitus Cathedral for short) is the most important ecclesiastical building in the Czech Republic and former Bohemian kingdom.

Its construction started during the reign of Charles IV. Growing up in France, Charles was surrounded by magnificent French cathedrals and later decided to built one for his hometown of Prague. Two architects, Mathew of Arras and Peter Parler, worked on the construction under his rule, but with a new king, Charles's son Wenceslas IV, all plans had to be stopped.

Hussite War broke out in 1419, and the Cathedral stood unfinished for 600 years! Finally, in 1929 the cathedral was opened to public and became not only a religious center, but also an important part of Czech national heritage. St. Vitus Cathedral is opened to public with the exception of masses.

There is two ways how you can see the interiors, for free or with the ticket. The free zone of the cathedral is limited to the four chapels on the entrance side, the rest ( and the biggest part) is only accessible with the ticket. You can get the Prague Castle tickets in the information points of the castle complex, or skip the line with our tour and enjoy your visit to the Prague Castle hassle free!