Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral

The construction of St. Vitus Cathedral began in the 14th century by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, and it was finally completed in the beginning of the 20th century. St. Wenceslas Chapel is probably the most important part of St. Vitus Cathedral where jewels were stored behind several locks. The chapel is decorated with semi-precious stones.

History

Matthias and Arras were the original builders of St. Vitus Cathedral; however, it took more than five centuries to complete this symbol of Czech history. Besides being one of the biggest temples in the city, this cathedral was also used for the coronation of kings and queens.

The Great South Tower

Founded in the 14th century and reconstructed in the 18th century, The Great South Tower of the St. Vitus Cathedral features the bell called Zikmund that is the largest bell in all of Czech Republic. This tower has 287 steps and offers amazing panoramic views of the city.