It was built for a period of 500 years (starting in 1344) by Karl IV, over the ruins of an ancient church that stood here before: the Romanesque Basilica and Rotunda. In 1419 the construction came to a halt because of the Hussite Wars. Finally, it was completed in 1929 with an investment of the Czech government. It was built in a variety of styles - Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Art-Nouveau.
In the front are statues, carvings and a large window with scenes from the creation of the world. At the entrance are also pointy towers 80 meters high. In the garden across the southern entrance you will see a gate facing the park - a green and lovely area with a gorgeous view.
Inside the cathedral you can see an especially large space, crowded with paintings, mosaics and statues, a large altar, a huge selection of portraits and a mausoleum where kings and their family are buried. It also has two famous cathedrals - the Wenceslas Chapel and the Crown Chapel.
In the basement are buried a number of great leaders from the royal line, and there is an interesting story about them. While the cathedral was being built, the coffin and remains of King Karl were lost, and were found only a few hundred years later.