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St. Vitus Cathedral


High on a hill overlooking the city, the buildings that comprise Prague Castle once housed Czech kings, holy Roman emperors, and country presidents.
St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest church in the Czech Republic and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.

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The no. 1 attraction in Prague, the Castle district includes churches, palaces, gardens, and other structures set along cobblestone streets.

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.

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