It could take days to see and a lifetime to grasp the historical importance of Prague Castle to the nation. As most visitors only have a few hours, they tend to compress a visit to include witnessing the noon changing of the guards and a visit to St. Wenceslas Chapel inside St. Vitus Cathedral.
The French Gothic-style St. Vitus Cathedral was founded in 1344. Additions in subsequent centuries are in Renaissance and Baroque styles. In addition to beautiful but anonymous stained-glass windows, the Cathedral also contains an exquisite one designed by the famed Czech artist Alphonse Mucha that was installed in 1931.