Trip to Europe: St. Vitus Cathedral Prague

On the occasion of our Thirtieth Anniversary, Mrs. Present and I traveled to Europe. We visited Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. It was remarkable. I will be posting highlights from the trip. Most posts will consist of short histories and a lot of photos. I will go in depth on others.

First up: St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, CZ.

St Vitus West Doorway
West Face St. Vitus Cathedral

King Charles IV of Bohemia (later Holy Roman Emperor) began construction of St. Vitus Cathedral in 1344 AD. Two previous churches had existed on the site, the first being built in 925 AD. Construction of St. Vitus was lead by Matthias of Arras until he died in 1352. Peter Parler then assumed the role of head architect. Construction and restoration efforts continued until 1929, when the Cathedral was consecrated.

St Vitus Nave
Nave of St. Vitus

Apse St Vitus

Stained Glass Above West Entrance
Stained Glass Above West Entrance

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South Entrance (2)
Mosaic of the Last Judgement, South Entrance to St. Vitus

St. Vitus Exterior

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