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St. Bartholomew´s Cathedral

The structure that really dominates Pilsen is the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew. Its building started together with foundation of the city and it was completed at the beginning of the 16th century. The cathedral is a national monument as well as housing the argillite statue on the main altar - the famous Pilsen Madonna. The statue represents the so-called “Beautiful style“ of the Gothic period. The Cathedral boasts as having the tallest church spire in the Czech Republic (102,6 m). From its galleries you can see the entire city and its surroundings from the height of 60 metres. The Šternberk Chapel with the overhanging roof bolt dates from the 1st half of the 16th century. In 1993, Pope John Paul IInd established the Bishopric in Pilsen and St. Bartholomew became the cathedral. The statuary on the outer eastern side of the cathedral shows Christ on the Mount of Olives protected by a number of little angels, one of which will fulfil your secret wish according to the legend.

Visit to cathedral interiors

  • From April to September: Wednesday – Saturday, 10.00 am-4:00 pm
  • From October to December: Wednesday – Friday, 10.00 am-4:00 pm
  • Entrance fee: adults CZK 35, children (6-15 years) CZK 15, students and senior citizens CZK 25

Visit to the spire

  • daily throughout the year: 10.00 am-6:00 pm (the last visitor at 5:20 pm)
  • entrance fee: adults CZK 50, children (6-15 years) CZK 25, students (15-26 years) and senior citizens CZK 35 
  • newly introduced:  Annual season ticket    – CZK 250 adults, CZK 120 children, CZK 170 students – with the season  ticket you also get a 50% discount for visiting cathedral interior and for entrance to the  Meditation Garden