Towering over the city of Prague is the Hradcany complex, including Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Prague Castle is home to the President of the Czech Republic and the Bohemian Crown Jewels.
St. Vitus Cathedral is actually the Metropolitan Cathedral of Sts. Vitus, Wenceslas, and Adalbert. It contains the tombs of many kings of Bohemia including the Good King (and saint) Wenceslas himself and Holy Roman Emperors. The current cathedral is the third church on the site and was begun in 1344. The work continued slowly throughout the 14th century, and then a fire damaged parts of the cathedral in 1541. The cathedral remained half finished for many centuries until in the 19th and 20th centuries, the work was undertaken to restore and finish the cathedral. The work was declared complete in 1929.
The views from the Hradcany complex out across Prague are some of the best in the city, even on a rainy day.
Title quote: “Good King Wenceslas”