St. Vitus is both - the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, and a true Gothic masterpiece. Work on the cathedral was commissioned by Charles IV and began in 1344 upon the site of an earlier 10th century rotunda and it took almost six centuries to complete. It is free for visitors to enter the first part of St. Vitus Cathedral. A ticket must be purchased to visit the whole cathedral. People, who go there to worship and pilgrims do not have to pay. During services, visitors have to sit in the pews and are not allowed to take photographs, but after the service there is a little time to walk round the cathedral.
Charles Bridge is the oldest Prague bridge built in the place of the Judita's Bridge that had been damaged by a flood in 1342. Today it is a popular place for walks, always crowded, inhabited by street artists and musicians. From 1683 to 1928 thirty sculptures and sculptural groups of the saints were gradually set on the bridge piers. The statue of St. John of Nepomuk, erected in 1683, was the first of the bridge's Baroque sculptures - touching it you can bring yourself a luck - so good luck finding the right one.