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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  • The Castle District to me encompasses not just the Castle itself, but also Hradcany, which although only across the water from the city centre seems to attract a lot less visitors and has therefore an...  more »
  • Of course, if you go to Prague, the castle is a must visit. The surroundings as well as the castle itself pays every money. The view is very beautiful and you will enjoy going around along with the ot...  more »
  • Spend the day! Plan to see St. Vitus Cathedral, St. Georges Church and the Golden Lane. Definitely spend the afternoon at Lobkowitz Palace! The 1:00 concert is wonderful and a must is lunch, or a trea...  more »

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