St. Vitus’ Cathedral This truly striking piece of architecture, similar to Notre Dame in Paris, is the work of centuries. It began as a chapel, and gradually grew to the soaring edifice so often photographed today. The full name of the cathedral is an impressive one: The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslas, and Adalbert. In keeping with its hefty title, it is the largest cathedral in the Czech Republic. It was established by the legendary Wenceslas (Vaclav) I of Bohemia, the murdered duke who was the inspiration for the 19th-century Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas”. In the beginning, the cathedral was a small Romanesque rotunda dedicated to St. Vitus. Prague itself was only a very small settlement in theRead more.

Looking to explore an old castle and a medieval town? You’re in luck. There is an old Gothic castle perched onto of a hill only about 45 minutes away from Prague. The river also flows nearby and the the small town is beautiful, quaint and worth checking out. Interested? Here’s how to get there. First stop is getting to the main train station — Hlavni Nadrazi. There you can purchase your tickets round-trip for 99 crowns per person. You can do this or you can avoid the hassle all together and just purchase it online at http://www.cd.cz (highly recommended). That way, you can just pull out your smartphone and show them the code (saving paper, yay)! If you’re going during theRead more.