St Bartholomew's Cathedral, Pilsen

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Check out the view from the top of the Czech Republic's highest church spire at St Bartholomew's Cathedral. If you're standing on the 60 m (195 ft) high gallery of the tower on a clear day, you can see all the way to the mountain peaks of the Šumava region. The construction of this state-protected cultural monument took more than two centuries, beginning in 1295 and wrapping up early in the 16th century. The cathedral features some priceless works of art, the most valuable of which is the 14th-century Gothic statue Madonna of Plzeň, which is next to the altar. The stained-glass windows and the monumental crucifix on the main altar are particularly stunning, too. Take a look at our Pilsen online trip planner to schedule your visit to St Bartholomew's Cathedral and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Bit dark and gothic looking and probably needs smartening up but attractive exterior. Inside more signs of its actual back ground as duller  more »
  • This is a 5-star attraction from the outside and a 3-star attraction from the inside. From the outside it is a great view of this mighty church and its impressive architecture. From the inside, most.....  more »
  • The view at the top is stunning. The climb is well worth it if you are able. There are quite a few steps, and a lot of the staircases are very steep. Definitely take breaks if you need to. Be mindful of your head, the ceiling is low in some places. It costs 1 euro or I think 20 kc to go all the way up.
  • Be aware that except for the Bell tower the Cathedral is closed for renovations until some time in 2020. In regard to the tower it is the tallest church tower in the Czech Republic and gives you a wonderful view. The stairway is narrow and relatively steep especially the last part which is nearly a ships ladder. Regardless, in the area are a number of museums and other attractions that will more than fill your time.

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