Prague Castle

Prague Castle: Hours, Address, Prague Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Prague Castle
4.5
12:00 - 12:30
Monday
12:00 - 12:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 12:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 12:30
Thursday
12:00 - 12:30
Friday
12:00 - 12:30
Saturday
12:00 - 12:30
Sunday
12:00 - 12:30
About
The largest castle in Europe contains more than seven hundred rooms.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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from €16.00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 8 min walk
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Maria A.
Attica, Greece201 contributions
The must-see of the Prague
Oct 2021 • Couples
9th of October 2021. Group of 2.

In the same vein of Saint Vitus cathedral, the castle is another monument you should visit.
The castle has a wonderful view of the city from the external wall. Inside, all the buildings are magnificently majestic and the change of guards is spectacular. You can walk around the stoned picturesque roads or seat for a coffee or buy your memorabilia. There are many small shops with wooden carved shapes or books or magnets etc..
Do not forget to walk around the gardens where you can see many flowers and peacocks among them and to "educate" some owls.
Notice that at the entrance the police will scan you and your bags, like they are doing at the airport.
PS: You can take the tram 22 to go the castle, because the road is uphill-steep enough.
Written 21 October 2021
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You Only Live Once
High Wycombe, UK391 contributions
Prague Castle
Oct 2021
There is lots to see at the beautiful Prague Castle, including the Changing of the Guard ceremony. It's beautiful and a great place to visit if you bave a few hours spare in Prague.
Written 12 October 2021
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas92 contributions
Prague Castle: with the visit.
Oct 2021 • Solo
Really a very enjoyable experience. St. Vitus
Cathedral is magnificent- the highlight of my
visit. But truly, the entire grounds, and the
majestic views overlooking the city are
wonderful. A bonus: there is a great souvenir
shop, when you first enter the grounds. If you
buy a couple post cards there, in the inner
courtyard is an official Czech post office, so
you can sit on a bench, write your postcards,
and mail them - and the post office there is
empty - in and out in less than a minute.
Written 8 October 2021
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irwass
Tel Aviv, Israel101 contributions
fascinating experience
Oct 2021
It,s a chalanging walk up to the castle If you have a bit problam' don't hesitate to go with a taxi. Make sure he takes you all the way up to the entrance.
the castle itself is very impresive. It takes about 3 hours to stay all there is to see
Written 8 October 2021
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Margaret H
Concord, MA83 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Oct 2021 • Friends
The castle is interesting but the Cathedral is magnificent. You definitely do not want to miss St. Vitus. The rest of the sites have less explanation than I would like.
Written 4 October 2021
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Simon A
Ghent, Belgium39 contributions
Must see in Prague
Sep 2021
Very well kept site. All places are tidy, clean. We purchased the basic tour of 250CZK for the main buildings, cathedral, and church.
Not all places have information panels in English, which is a pity. Also a bit sad that after paying 250CZK you still have to pay on top of that if you want to go to the toilet, especially in such a place where you easily spend 2-3h.
Written 18 September 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,760 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2021
One of the main tourist attractions in Prague. In fact, it is a complex that includes several different objectives, placed between the same stone walls. There is a combined tickets that allow you to visit some of that objectives (Old Royal Palace, St. George‘s Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane and Daliborka towe). To climb the Great South Tower of the Cathedral you have to buy a separate ticket. Don’t miss the gardens from the south side, from there you have wonderful views of the town.
For access to the courtyard of the palace, you go through a control similar to the one in the airports, a little less strict.
In the small square behind the cathedral there is a small restaurant with a terrace. You can also dine at Lobkovicz Palace, about 250m from here.
Crowded, despite the pandemic.
Written 15 September 2021
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PnazH77
Catania, Italy33 contributions
Stunning!must to see
Sep 2021 • Couples
Definitely is one of the most beautiful ,historical,intresting place to seein Prague.Its on the hill and in last part should go by walk ,its collection of art and history ,i love it specially a part of Golden lane was very intresting,minimum needs 2,3 hours to visit all.
But without any doubt its best plave to see in Prague!
Written 12 September 2021
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Alejandra Snow
Murfreesboro, TN5 contributions
A nice place to visit. Dont pay for the extra if not needed!
Sep 2021 • Friends
The visit to the castle was nice, with your 250CZK ( roughly $12) you get to visit the big Cathedral, the church of St. George, the old palace and the golden row. For an extra 150CZK you can visit the tower, it has an amazing view, but be aware that you have to climb up 287 steps and then walk back down. Is very steep and the staircase goes in spiral. Some might not be fit for it (my mom wasnt!) So you might not want to pay for it and save some Korunas. They offer the audio guide in any language for an extra 200CZK, but is not really necessary, there are descriptions in Czech and english of exactly the same as audio guide everywhere you go. I would have been okay without it.
Written 12 September 2021
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JamieJW
Quakertown, PA1,957 contributions
Beautiful Historic Castle
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited the castle complex on our tour of Prague. Great area to walk around and to step inside the Basilica of St. Vitas. An amazing structure with an original Mucha stained glass window.

Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. The Bohemian Crown Jewels are kept within a hidden room inside it.

The complex contains Kohlova kašna Kohl's Fountain, Matyášova brána Matthias Gate, Obelisk Obelisk, and Socha svatého Jiří Statue of Saint George. All are beautiful. Wonderful place to spend an afternoon with restaurants right outside the complex.

Written 10 September 2021
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Prague Castle is open:
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