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Saint Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is the largest and the most important cathedral in Prague. The building has always dominated the Prague Castle and the city. The cathedral also has a very rich history. In the 10th century, the Romanesque rotunda stood there but was rebuilt as larger Romanesque basilica at the end of 11th century. In 14th century, the building of the Gothic Cathedral started and was reconstructed from the end of 19th to the first half of 20th century.

St. Vitus Cathedral

In the past, church services and coronations of Czech kings and queens took place there. The Saint Vitus Cathedral is also a place of deposition of the remains of Czech saints, monarchs, noblemen or archbishops. Located in the building of the Cathedral, there is also the biggest bell in the Czech Republic – the Bell called Zikmund was alloyed in 1549, its weight is about 13,5 tonnes and its diameter is 2,56 meters. The most important part of the Cathedral is the unique St. Wenceslaus Chapel. The old legend says that Bohemian coronation jewels are stored there behind the seven locks.

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