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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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  • We stayed downtown and the castle was within walking distance. There's a quite steep uphill leading to the castle which I enjoyed running.  more »
  • The most beautiful tourist attraction in Prague. Although it involves a lot of walking, it is a must see and definitely worth it. The view from the walls is simply spectacular. I recommend going earli...  more »
  • Very nice Castle to visit though with few attractions. Visit long enough. The most beautiful things are the Cathedral inside and the views from the top of the city. An easy walk through narrow streets very characteristic
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  • A fascinating, well-preserved castle, and surrounding grounds. One could easily spend half a day to a day wandering round the various buildings and museums. Route A is probably only half a day, whereas I would be tempted to go for the longer Route B next time. There are absolutely amazing views over the city up here as well.
  • Lovely walk around this beautiful area in unexpected sunshine .. bonus! Queues were very long at lunchtime on Sunday so we took a walk around the surrounding area which was quaint with some fabulous views. Returned around 3 and practically no queue. Well worth a visit to feel the architectural excellence of this historic city.
  • Try to go during the week less people and you can take your time visiting each area. Very beautiful. Love the detail that goes into teaching visitors the history of the castle. Entering the cathedral took my breath away! She it for last. You don't need a ticket to enter castle grounds. You don't need a ticket to go into the cathedral either. You will need a ticket to explore the cathedral, but if you're on a budget it isn't necessary.
  • An interesting complex which includes various castle buildings, a cathedral and several churches. This site also houses various Czech government functions. An interesting place to walk around however many of the buildings are rather empty and lacking exhibits/information. Worth a visit though (particularly the cathedral) and is very pretty/quite if you visit at night.
  • Rumor has it that Prague was left untouched during the world wars due to it's back and forth between the various actors in the war. That aside the castle is just amazing, in addition to seeing the great architecture you can also visit vendors selling local food and crafts within the castle walls. It's a bit of a trek to get here if you're coming by foot from the center and walking so take a tram.