• Address:

    Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Client:

    Prague Castle Administration

  • Description of work:

    Restoration and conservation work

  • Realization


The Cathedral of St Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert is the most significant church within the Prague Castle. The church used to be a place for coronations of Czech kings and religious services. Apart from this, the Czech Crown Jewels and the remains of Czech monarchs, saints and archbishops are situated inside of the cathedral. The foundation of the Church of St Vitus started in the 10th century under the rule of Prince Wenceslas, who later became the patron of the Czech nation. The importance of this place increased when the Prague bishopric was established here. In the 14th century the church was rebuilt into a Gothic cathedral during the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor and the Czech King Charles IV. The reconstruction was led by Peter Parler and Matthias of Arras. St Vitus Cathedral complex was completed in 1929 for the millennial anniversary of the death of St Wenceslas and now it is used for important events.

We were involved in restoration of the architecture of the chapel of St. Anne and the chapel of St. John the Baptist, this in the frame of the wide project of the renovation of the outer shell of the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert.
The restoration work consisted of conservation of the Cathedral stone shell, repair of joints, flashing parapets by lead, repair of stone balustrades, exchange of damaged stone elements, treating of joints by lead casting, repair of stained-glass windows, production of molds copies of consoles and stonemason marks, inspection and repair of gargoyles, traceries net protection against birds, hydrophilization of the Cathedral surface, copper gutter repair on the observation deck and some other necessary conservation and restoration treating. All these highly professional conservation works were carried out under the supervision of the Heritage Care Department of the Czech President Chancellery.