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St. Vitus's Cathedral

Towering over the chimneys and rooftops of Prague, the St. Vitus cathedral crowns the castle district. Started in 1344, work continued all the way through the 20th century on this jewel of the city. It is a magnificent showpiece of Gothic spires and architecture, housing the remains of 'Good King Wenceslas.'

Reliefs and carvings cover almost every surface

And areas without carvings have fantastic frescos and mosaics

all surrounded by waterspouts of demons, angels, and animals.

Our old friend St. George has a statue in the square outside the church, and the fences themselves have small portraits of regular folks doing their daily chores.
Other features of the castle area include statues, churches,

and symbols of earthly power.

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