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.
Tours To Prague Castle
Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $56
Duration: 7 hours
Small-Group Prague City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $87
Duration: 6 hours
Prague Castle Reviews
Purchased the B ticket which covers the Cathedral, Royal Palace, Georges Bascilica and the Golden lane. Dont think it was really worth it to be honest as you can see first part of the interior of... more »
Although the castle is sparsely furnished, there are still interesting sights and stories - like the protestors who where thrown out of the window yet suffered only minor injuries and the crests and..... more »
There is no entry fee, just a security check which is pretty fast. The changing shifts of the guards is very interesting. Inside of this castle are many beautiful buildings. There is even a small Christmas market during December. You have a nice view over the whole city, too.
The castle is situated on the top of a panoramic hill which dominates the city of Prague. The complex is made of buildings surroundings the cathedral that is surprisingly hidden although the towers are visible from all the city. A metal detector check can delay the entrance of the building (max 10/15 minutes) but overall my experience says you can visit the site even if it's peak season. I would say it's more for local people and their history but as a tourist I enjoyed getting to know more of the country by visiting the Castle area.
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