Friday, March 22, 2013

Picture Day Friday: St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral is located in the Prague Castle of the Czech Republic. It is the spiritual home of the country, because St. Wenceslas, the Czech patron saint, is buried there. It was built by Peter Parler. The photo below is the nave from the viewpoint of the eastern choir.

The Prague Castle was built around 880 by Prince BoĊ™ivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. It is said to be the largest castle complex in the world with an area of almost 70,000 square meters. Buildings still standing are from the 10th century through the 14th century. Most of the twentieth century has been spent in renovations and restorations of this medieval wonder. The Prague Castle has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage site.

[Image courtesy of the Prague Castle website.]