Dominant element of view from our Charles Bridge Apartments in Prague. You can’t miss to visit it! Saint Vitus’ Cathedral (Czech: Katedrála svatého Víta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral and the largest and the most important temple in Prague.
It is situated at the Prague Castle and it is a burial place of former Czech Kings. The Czech Crown Jewels and a large treasure are kept there. St. Vitus Cathedral has two parts: the Gothic eastern tract with the main tower, built in the 14 th and 15 th century, and the western neo-Gothic part with two spires, built in the 19 th century and at the turn of the 20 th century.
The overwhelming feeling when you enter the cathedral is not only caused by knowing how old these cathedrals are, or by realizing how insane it must have been to spend hundreds of years building it, or by the astonishing details of the architecture, but for the most part, by the magical light effect.
The windows of the Cathedral transmit a subtle and frequently coloured light. It used to have not only aesthetic but symbolic significance. The interior of the Cathedral was considered to be a holy place ripped out of this world, a “heavenly Jerusalem”, which is not illuminated by natural light but by the unearthly and mystical coloured light of God’s glory.
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