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Prague Castle, Prague

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Looming above the left bank of the Vltava River, Prague Castle claims status as the largest castle complex in the world. Dating back to the ninth century, the imposing structure occupies nearly 70,000 sq m (753,000 sq ft), its grounds so big they include four churches and four palaces, as well as five different gardens. Once the seat of power for kings of Bohemia and Holy Roman emperors, the castle now serves as the official residence of the country's president. The structure has undergone four major reconstructions since the 12th century, and its blend of architectural styles earned it a spot on the World Heritage List. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Prague Castle and many more Prague attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Prague trip itinerary planner.
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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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  • One of the major places to visit while in Prague. You need to get there early to enjoy the feel of this place otherwise all you will see are people! Gets very very crowded.  more »
  • Went to Prague Castle today (June 2017) and it was pretty busy with a lot of people and tour groups around, but it is a great site particularly with a tour guide as it would be easy to miss a lot of t...  more »
  • Accessible by trolley, and if you're in for a good uphill hike, by foot. Free entry. Clock tower has great view. Beautiful church. Nice garden  more »
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  • Fantastic place. Make sure to see everything and not just the cathedral. Reasonable ticket prices as well. There is heavy security presence however so make sure to get there early otherwise the wait can be long.
  • A must-see for anyone visiting Prague. Just the path towards the castle presents tourists plenty to see and do (though the path will be quite a steep climb). There are two entrances and the back entrance is the one with a shorter line. I recommend entering through the back and going out towards the front (near the Starbucks with a great view) as the front of the castle is quite beautiful and worth a photo. As for the castle itself, it is free to enter so don't let costs deter you from exploring. Once inside, you can buy tickets for specific areas of the castle that interests you.
  • Definitely the biggest attraction in Prague. There are several different buildings and tours here that are part of the Prague castle complex. They sell two main tickets. One is the "full tour" which is the ticket that gets you into pretty much everything. The other is the "short tour" which gets you into the four main things. We got the short tour ticket which was for the cathedral, the old palace area, st George's church, and the golden Lane. There are a few things you have to buy separate. The one thing that we bought that was an extra add on were tickets to go up to the Bell tower in the cathedral. Also on the Prague castle complex is the lobcowicz palace which is the only privately owned part of the complex. That is absolutely a can't miss museum! You must go! You get a discount on entry with your purchase of the other Prague castle tickets, but it's privately owned so must be purchased separately. It's definitely the best part of the whole Prague castle experience.
  • It is the biggest cattle complex in the world and it's impressive. Make sure you go early as it gets busy after 10 am and buy the tickets to go up the tower. It's worth the money and it's really impressive. It will be the highlight of your visit in Prague.
  • This review is for the climb up to the top of the tower. If you are only interested in climbing to the top (to see the amazing view) just go to the door labelled 'X'. We weren't too interested in going inside. If you are, be prepared to wait in a long line (or get there early). Enjoy climbing the endless spiral staircase!