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St Vitus Cathedral

Prague, Czech Republic
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St. Vitus Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. It is the centerpiece of Prague Castle Complex and it is the spiritual symbol of the Czech state. There is a small fee to enter the cathedral. Its first builders, Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, built the chancel with a group of smaller chapels namely, St. Wenceslas Chapel, the Golden Portal and the lower section of the main steeple. It took almost six centuries to complete, with the final phase of construction in the period 1873-1929. Its inside is bathed with colors from the stained-glass windows. In the chancel of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum. Below this, in the crypt, there are the royal tombs which houses the remains... Read More
St. Vitus Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. It is the centerpiece of Prague Castle Complex and it is the spiritual symbol of the Czech state. There is a small fee to enter the cathedral. Its first builders, Matthias of Arras and later Peter Parler, built the chancel with a group of smaller chapels namely, St. Wenceslas Chapel, the Golden Portal and the lower section of the main steeple. It took almost six centuries to complete, with the final phase of construction in the period 1873-1929. Its inside is bathed with colors from the stained-glass windows. In the chancel of the cathedral, in front of the high alter, is the royal mausoleum. Below this, in the crypt, there are the royal tombs which houses the remains of Czech royalty and patron saints.
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