Prague Castle – Great South Tower of the Cathedral (Velká jižní věž katedrály)

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The panorama of Prague Castle is dominated by the almost 100 meters high Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. The construction of the tower was started by the architect Peter Parler already at the end of the 14th century, however, it was not completed until the Neo-Gothic reconstruction of the cathedral at the end of the 19th century. The climb of more than 280 steps presents 7 bells, among them the largest bell in the Czech Republic – Zikmund, from 1549. After conquering almost 300 steps, you will be rewarded with a unique view of the capital and Prague Castle complex.

Object description

Tickets are available in Information Centre of Prague Castle.

Opening hours

april - october

all week: 10:00 - 18:00

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Pražský hrad - III. nádvoří
16041 Praha 1



from 15 July to 20 August.

During this period the tram will use the detour route Lazarská – Karlovo nám. – Moráň – Palackého nám. – Jirásekovo nám. – Národní divadlo – Staroměstská – Malostranská and then rejoin the original route.