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

  13 comments for “Trip to Europe: St. Vitus Cathedral Prague

  1. April 7, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed staying Europe and happy anniversary !
    Have you been to England ? 🙂

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  2. April 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Your photos are gorgeous. We never made it to Prague, but we did see most of the cathedrals of England.

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  3. April 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner.

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  4. April 9, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Beautiful photos and happy anniversary! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the upcoming posts on the rest of your travels!

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  5. April 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Loved your photos. We really enjoyed Prague

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  6. May 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    What a spectacular piece of architecture. I especially liked the photos of the ceiling and the stained-glass windows. I believe most of the craftsmanship is lost to us today.

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  7. May 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Beautiful Pics! This was one of my favorite spots in Prague… simply stunning windows

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  8. June 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you so much…beautiful pictures…I love Gothic architecture!

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  9. June 10, 2018 at 4:31 am

    I’m glad to have found your blog and to know that you enjoyed three truly great European cities.

    Prague is a lovely city, but it only scratches the surface of what one can see and do in the Czech lands. If you ever find yourself back this way sometime, perhaps I can give you some extra ideas for places to visit:

    https://beyondprague.wordpress.com/

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  10. July 25, 2018 at 8:26 am

    But did you see Nepomuk’s tongue?

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    • July 25, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thank you so much for following. No, unfortunately we did not. We were part of tour group some our activities were limited. We would love to return. There is so much more we want to see. We are open to recommendations.

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      • July 25, 2018 at 11:55 am

        A representation of his tongue is mounted in the cathedral. Apparently he kept his mouth shut about the Queen when she was accused of adultery by the King and was thrown from the Charles Bridge and his tongue ripped out. It floated miraculously to the surface-??- and was preserved in it s place of honour, as he was canonised!!

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