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Castle District, Prague

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Observation Deck Neighborhood
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. Put Castle District on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Prague family vacation planner.
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  • We did a walking tour from the castle to the city. Great day saw everthing we wanted to see and more. Could not have done it without the tour.  more »
  • If you're into history and castles etc., then this is the place for you to come - though it is very touristy nowadays and fairly expensive. Great views over Prague and fantastic beer garden nearby  more »
  • This is a good area to spend time enjoying the pretty buildings, have a nice cup of coffe, ice-cream Trdelník.  more »

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As one of Europe’s main tourist destinations, Prague offers a selection of accommodations to match its popularity, from luxury hotels to very affordable hostels. For an authentic Prague experience, stay at one of the guesthouses or boutique hotels housed inside the city's historical buildings. You'll find many lodgings concentrated around the most popular sightseeing areas, such as the Old Town, the Lesser Town, and Prague Castle, but there are also a good number of them in other neighborhoods. The best way to make Prague feel like home is to rent a fully furnished apartment.
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