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.
Highlights: decorated by precious works of art Cathedral encloses St. Wenceslas' Chapel and the Crypt with tombs of Bohemian kings. The coronation jewels are deposited here, too.
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