St. Vitus Cathedral

Fully named the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral. It is the biggest and most important church in Czechia. There are still happening regular religious services and it also serves as the seat for the Archibishop of Prague. The cathedral  is a great example of Gothic architecture and contains tombs of important Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

Tours in St. Vitus Cathedral

A visitor has two options to take the tour in the cathedral. “Free tour” allows you to visit certain premises without buying the ticket. For free you can also see the cathedral in a virtual tour.

With a paid tour you can access much more of the cathedral where you follow a designated route.

If you chose the more expensive route A – 350 CZK per adult (approx. 13 EUR) you can see The Old Royal Palace, a permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral, the Rosenberg Palace if you go for a route B – 250 CZK (approx. 11 EUR) you will see: The Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, the Golden Lane, St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert Cathedral.

Opening hours of St. Vitus Cathedral

The opening hours are different based on the season. Winter season is from November to March then the opening hours are from 9:00-16:00 everyday except Sunday then they are open from 12:00-16:00. Summer season is from April to October and the opening hours are from 9:00-17:00 and on Sunday 12:00-17:00.

How to get to the St. Vitus Cathedral

You can find St. Vitus Cathedral within the area of Prague Castle – specifically in the 3rd courtyard and there are multiple ways how to reach Prague Castle. You can take a walk on Nerudova Street and find yourself to the main entrance of the castle area. Alternatively, you can use the Tram of the city and get off on one of the following stops:

  • Královský letohrádek (taking you to the Royal Garden)
  • Pražský hrad (where you can find the Second Courtyard)
  • Pohořelec (to reach the main entrance)