St Vitus Cathedral (Katedrala svateho Vita)
St. Vitus (or Katedrála svatého Víta) is the biggest and most important church in Prague, the pinnacle of the Castle complex, and one of the most knockout cathedrals in Europe. It's broodingly Gothic, with a forest of spires and a rose window to rival that of Notre Dame.
Enter by the Golden Portal to take a look at the stunning Last Judgement mosaic. Inside you'll find the final resting places of both Charles IV (who gave his name to Charles Bridge) and Saint Wenceslas. The chapel containing Wenceslas' remains is a stunner, encrusted with semi-precious stones.
The cathedral also contains the crown jewels of the Bohemian kings and an Art Nouveau window by Mucha. Climb the tower for a stunning view of the Castle District.
Even with large weekend crowds, moving about the Prague Castle was a breeze, the guide knew all the tiny details of the complex, showed us a lot of hidden treasures, and was able to keep up with Cathedral queue, Guard-Change sched, lunch-break craziness, and Gold line crowds.
My sister and I really enjoyed our tour of Prague, guided by Jana. She is an excellent guide. We saw many sights in beautiful Prague, and had plenty of time to explore the amazing Cathedral and Castle. It was an excellent tour.
Very knowledgeable tour guide, small group - beautiful cathedral and castle. Learnt a lot about the history of the country.
St. Vitus crowns Castle Hill. If the climb looks too daunting, take a tram to stop 22.