Castle District, Prague

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#2 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Czech Republic
Overlooking the city from its high point on the left bank of the Vltava River, Castle District contains one of Europe's largest medieval castle complexes. An independent borough until 1784, this neighborhood consists of historical palaces and medieval churches, which guard some of the country's greatest cultural and artistic treasures. Although not as old as Prague's famed old town, the district remains one of the most photographed urban areas in Europe, its centuries-old spires and towers appearing on countless postcards, posters, and tourist brochures. While at the southern end of the district's central square, point your camera toward the rooftops of the old town, visible on the other side of the river. Arrange your visit to Castle District and discover more family-friendly attractions in Prague using our Prague online travel route planner .
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  • Very busy at times with huge crowds of tourists doing tours, you can get lost in a crowd so be prepared  more »
  • Came in early March, miserably cold, but still walked the streets with a guide. Terrific place with its special energy, happy to be back in the warmer months.
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  • The buildings on the outside are much more impressive then the inside. No need to queue, just walk around amd enjoy the great architecture and statues.  more »
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