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. Make Prague Castle part of your personalized Prague itinerary using our Prague itinerary planning site.
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  • This is more like a Palace than a castle. It is located uphill approx. 30 mins from the old town and the whole complex is pretty big. There was also a Christmas Market here. The Cathedral is a must...  more »
  • Prague is such a beautiful place and the castle is no exception! There is also a lovely little Christmas market there that starts (usually) around this time, who knows if that's still happening with.....  more »
  • Took us about 30 minutes to make our way up from Prague town over Charles Bridge. Views are wonderful, note a lot of step to get to the top. We choose full access ticket. Plenty to see inside...  more »
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  • Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) is the most spectacular place in Prague. The castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually. It's a massive expanse with incredible architecture, historical buildings, monuments and expansive grounds that provide a few good view of the city. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 square metres (750,000 square feet), at about 570 metres (1,870 feet) in length and an average of about 130 metres (430 feet) wide. You need to pay some amount of money, but tickets to visit the museum as it is not free.... but some of museums is free entrance. It is advised one comes early in the morning as there will be less tourists. You can use public transportation to get here. Its also very easy to locate. Prague Castle is the location in the second level of Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb video game. It is also mentioned in the video game Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag as a hidden file found in a hacked computer at Abstergo Entertainment. This castle is really beautiful, you MUST visit!!!!!
  • The most spectacular place in Prague 1. The line is quite long, but the Prague castle and the buildings inside definitely worth the wait. 2. The St Vitus Cathedral is spectacular from the outside and inside. The paintings, the architecture style of the church is unique and gorgeous. Love the stain glasses, love everything about the cathedral. 3. You can also choose to visit the tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. There are no elevators so it would be quite tiring walking hundreds of steps up. But I can promise you every steps worth it when you see the spectacular scenery from the top, overlooking the Charles Bridge, old town etc. 4. Apart from the church, the Castle offers a very beautiful scenery and you can definitely take brilliant pictures. 5. There are also Christmas market in the Prague castle, so you can grab some souvenirs or snacks up there in case you are very hungry. (Though the things are more expensive comparing to other places)
  • Its a big area with many historical buildings, monument and museum. To enter the building you need to buy the ticket so its not free... but some of museums is free entrance. If you come early morning will be less tourists. You can use public transportation to get here. Its very easy to find the buss that send you immediately here. This castle was really beautiful, you must visit!
  • Incredible architecture and expansive grounds that provide a few good views of the city. The walk up to the castle is a decent hike and might behoove some to take other means to reach the castle grounds. During Christmas, the grounds are particularly animated and the ambiance is quite amazing. You will find a few shops and restaurants on the grounds as well as the typical museum and tour facilities. Everything around the grounds and the castle itself are very photogenic, so a leisurely stroll around after a tour is a must.
  • The best experience I had in Prague! This is a must-visit place! I was lucky enough to visit during Christmas and enjoy the Christmas market there too. We didn't buy a ticket for everything but it was still amazing, and we spent quite a few hours before we leave.

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