The Prague skyline would look empty without this Gothic miracle, which was founded in 1344. The three-aisled Roman Catholic cathedral with transept and radiating chapels became an indispensable part of Prague. The most renowned part of the church is probably the Chapel of St. Wenceslas, built by Peter Parler. Even though the chapel is not accessible, you can take a look at its beautiful ribbed vault from the doorways. The cathedral also houses the Crown Chamber where the Czech Crown Jewels are stored. Unfortunately, you will not be able to see them because they are displayed only for important occasions and anniversaries, approximately once per five years. But the cathedral itself with its beautiful façade, large rose window and an impressive golden mosaic of Last Judgment inside is a must for everybody visiting Prague. You don't need a ticket to access the foyer of the cathedral and peek into the main hall. A ticket will allow you to tour most of the cathedral. A special ticket has to be bought to see The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral.
Apr - Oct: 9 am - 5 pm (Sun from noon)
Nov - Mar: 9 am - 4 pm (Sun from noon)
(Last admission 20 minutes before closing.)
Great South Tower of the cathedral:
Apr - Oct: 10 am - 6 pm
Nov - Mar: 10 am - 5 pm
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing.)
Admission to some parts of the cathedral is free.
Guided tour of cathedral:
Adults: 50 CZK (Czech) / 100 CZK (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian)
Great South Tower: 150 CZK
Visitors can choose from several types of guided tours and circuits including other famous monuments. For further information, please visit the official website.