My Photos: St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle

St. Vitus Cathedral
construction begun 1344, completed 1929









Saint John Nepomuk
Legend says John Nepomuk, the Bishop of Prague in the late 1300s, was killed at the behest of King Wenceslaus, by being thrown into the Vltava (Moldau) River.  Before being thrown to his death, his tongue was cut out, for refusing to divulge the confessions of the Queen of Bohemia, wife of King Wenceslaus.  The small, pink porcelain tongue at the center of the shield on Nepomuk's tomb, above,
is said to contain the tongue. 


The relics of St. Adalbert

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