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Saint Vitus Cathedral
 

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Saint Vitus Cathedral - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panoramic picture of the inside of Saint Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) at Prague Castle was quite hard to take. Naturally tripods are not allowed in the church, and the light levels were far to low to be able to hand hold the camera. Thankfully, the posts holding the security ropes had flat round tops about 6cm across. Not exactly a large area on which to try to balance an SLR to shoot a series of shots in portrait mode, but worth the effort, even if the resulting panorama is not perfect.

Saint Vitus Cathedral - FURTHER INFORMATION

Saint Vitus Cathedral - Prague visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Saint Vitus Cathedral' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Hlavní město Praha.

Panorama Saint Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta) in Prague. This panorama, taken from the middle of the nave, shows the vast size of the cathedral. The cathedral, and Prague Castle in which it stands, easily form the most popular tourist attraction in Prague. The foundation stone of St. Vitus Cathedral was laid in 1344 by Peter Parle (Who designed the Charles Bridge), but building did not finally finish until 1929 when the cathedral officially opened. Some work continued until after WWII. The nave is the newest part of the cathedral and contains huge modern stained glass windows which shine brightly in the sun. Some of those can be seen in this picture, especially the large rose window above the entrance doors. This window, the 'Creation of the World', was made in 1921 by František Kysela. Other notable windows in the cathedral include the 'Day of Judgment' (Max Švabinský, 1939) which shows the Archangel Michael in green brandishing a bloody sword.

Travel and Getting There:
Metro: Malostanská (line A)
Tram : Malostanská (12, 18, 20, 22, 23, 57), Pražský hrad hrad stop on Márinské hradby (22, 23)

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