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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  • A Heritage property with great history. A must visit. The castle was constructed over 4 centuries and one can see the different shades of the castle which depicts the age of the construction. It's really interesting and funny how some architects got themselves engraved on such a Heritage monument. Also, great to check out that Sponsorship working on heritage sites.. a must visit for all who love to know about history and architecture...
  • Good castle high up above the city. Nice place to walk around and enjoy the history and the architecture. You will have to buy tickets to see the inside, although it can get very busy and it's best not to if you visit in the afternoon when it's busy. It is great to stroll around and lovely views of the old town. Watch out, they charge for using the toilets so have some change.
  • Nice architecture and well maintained. Don’t buy any tickets if you are not interested in in deep history of that site. Ticket will give you access of some larger parts of the place which you anyway can see without ticket. Don’t take audio guide, it cost 14 euros which is lynching and not at all worth it. You have came back to staring point of the tour to return audio guide and take back your security deposit. Personally just go and see all the free things.
  • Lots of history. Definitely worth the visit, you may want to allocate a whole day to see everything. You'll need a ticket to get into most of the buildings, but if you just want to walk around outside you can do so freely. You can even enter the front section of the cathedral to see inside (ticket required to walk around and see the tombs, paintings etc.). You will also need to buy photo "licence" if you want to take pictures inside of the old royal palace and some other areas (50czk). For wheelchair users, the cathedral is accessible, but most of the other exhibits aren't (ask before you buy a ticket).
  • St. Vitus cathedral is a must go place. Keep in mind that you buy tickets online. I used get your guide app/website to but tickets online. This way you can skip the queue. At 12 and also at 16 (nearly every 4 hours) there is change of duty of the guards. The parade is awesome. Overall reserve at least a day to visit the castle.
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