Prague Castle, Prague

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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  • Visited Prague Castle in the evening after it had gone dark and it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Walking around the expansive grounds and enjoying the architecture, history and prestige of t...  more »
  • It is, of course, a place that you should see if you go to Prague. Very busy and very touristy but still worth it. We have attended a concert in one Vd palaces and that was very nice. Costs approx. 20 euros pp but worth it. Visit the parks which are under the Castle. Very nice and quiet.
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  • To be clear. Visiting the Hrad is a must, when in Prague. Yet, be prepared, it is massively crowded. So my experience in 2018 was definitely different to the experience 25 years ago. At that time one ...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle atop a hill (if you're planning to do the city on foot, it may be advisable to start up here then walk downwards towards other attractions) with breathtaking views of the city. It can be a little crowded so watch your pockets. Buy Circuit A tickets too, they are the most value for money and allow you entrance into all the exhibits.
  • Beautiful place! Must visit in Prague! But, I recommend to not visit it too early, maybe a bit afternoon because in the morning, until around 10AM there were so many tourists and groups, there was a very, very long waiting queue at the St Vitus Cathedral, but around 2PM, the line was completely gone. I also recommend to buy the complete ticket, because it’s cheaper and all attractions are a must see! The golden lane was good, but it was also crowded by groups in the morning. There were bookshops, cosmetics and skincare shops, etc. I purchased the beer hair mask and it’s really worth trying out.
  • Well worth the visit. Different prices for entry to various things. A lot of variety, and amazing views of Prague as it's up on the hill. The armory exhibition was a lot of fun. And Gold Lane too. The castle itself and of course the amazing cathedral. A great day out.
  • This place is breathtaking. While they absolutely take advantage of the tourism with some oddly priced packages to see certain parts of the castle, I'd say as long as you pay attention to what's worth seeing, the lower packages are worth the money. Definitely visit the churches and the Old Castle. Golden Lane is interesting, but filled with shops. If you're interested in ancient military, it's definitely worth a visit , but otherwise it can be a bit redundant and retail-y. Despite some of the shortcomings (which are nothing more than personal preference), this is the obvious must-visit in Prague.
  • I love the castle complex, especially the garden area. The view is very superb! I was actually sceptic at first since I had only seen it in video, but it is really beautiful. You can see most of Prague from south garden and can climb the tower to get a better view of it. The history of this castle is very long and worth reading. Also, the cathedral inside is very AMAZING, it is very old but still maintained quite well. I wonder how could they made such wonderful place? Too bad is that there are so many payments, I need to pay for everything, but considering the maintenance needed, well it's kind of worth it.
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