Saturday, November 1, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday


May 2012 - Prague Czech Republic

St. Vitus Cathedral

St. Vitus Cathedral is the most important and the largest church 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.


When Charles IV acquired the bones of St. Vitus - a popular fourth-century martyr - and brought them to Prague, the city became a center of the St. Vitus cult.












Until the nineteenth century the Golden Gate (Porta Aurea) was the main gate of St. Vitus. It was used as the doorway by which kings entered on coronation day. Just above the entrance is a large mosaic of the Last Judgment.












9 comments:

  1. Incredibly dramatic, Jackie. I love the details!

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  2. Oh my...this is amazing. What an overwhelming structure and the details are great!

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  3. It's an exquisite Gothis masterpiece! Wow! Love the mural and the ironwork figures as well. Not so sure about that awful female gargoyle with the pipe in her mouth, I guess to expel water off the roof, or something. Everything else about it is amazing!

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  4. So much details in these old European churches...very nice

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  5. Hello!
    Beautiful Prague gothic cathedral.
    Great is presented.
    Greetings from Polish.
    Lucia

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  6. An amazing buiding, a lot of detail to take in.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/first-church.html

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  7. Superb set of photos on this cathederal. I have never been to Prague but seeing that makes me want to

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  8. Very lovely series on this cathedral.

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