Monday, April 13, 2015

Cathedral in the Castle

Czech Republic CZ-469507 received 07-01-2014

Sent by: TerkaVojtechova
From: Třemošnice, Czech Republic
ID number: CZ-469507
Notes: This is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert, commonly known as the St. Vitus Cathedral.  It is a Roman Catholic cathedral located entirely within the Prague Castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic.  It was founded in 1344, although there was an earlier church on the site dating from around 930.  The building of the cathedral was interrupted numerous times by both wars and lack of funding, and a fire in 1541 damaged it considerably.  Consequently, the cathedral wasn't completely finished until 1929, almost 600 years after construction began.

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