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This sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the seat of the ancient Kings of Bohemia. Today, it is the most significant Czech monument and an important cultural institution in the Czech Republic. Here are some interesting factual tidbits about this Central European marvel.
With an area of about 215,000 ft² (over 18 acres!), Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle in the world!
Housed within the castle complex is the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral. An amazing example of Gothic architecture, it remains one of the most important churches in the country.
Due to hundreds of years of political changeovers and ever-shifting cultural influences, the castle complex features broad mix of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ornate Baroque.
This small musical group (not in fact a full orchestra in residence) play outside the gates of the castle regularly for tourists and are worth hearing on your visit!
As Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic, a Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place each day on the hour.
The opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website before you visit. The Courtyards are open Apr-Oct: Daily 5:00AM - Midnight; Nov - Mar: Daily: 6:00AM - 11:00PM. Prague Castle Buildings (Interiors): Apr - Oct: Daily 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Nov - Mar: Daily 9:00AM-4:00PM.
With the castle complex being so large and so much housed within it, tours are advised. You can go on a guided tour, or take an audio tour and enjoy discovering the castle for yourself.
There are different ticket options depending on how much of the castle complex you want to see. The most extensive option, which they call Circuit A, costs 350 CZK (about 15 US dollars). The discounted price for youth and seniors is 175 CZK and family admission is 700 CZK.
- When to visitVaries depending on the season. The Courtyards are open in the summer from 5AM until midnight. The castle buildings are open during typical work hours (9-5). The winter hours are only slightly more limited.
- What is the price?It is free to wander around the Courtyards. Entrance tickets vary.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Check out our tours to find the best fit for your excursion.
- How to get thereIf you want to go by foot, prepare for a scenic but quite steep trek uphill. To save your calves, you can take tram 22 to Pražský hrad and leave by metro from Malostranská station.
- Additional tipsWant to snap some photos inside the castle buildings? Make sure to purchase a photography license from the ticket stand.
What People Are Saying About Prague Castle
We weren't sure if a 3 hour bus and walking tour would be too long or dull for us but we needn't have worried. Our guide (George) was superb! George not only knew lots about Prague's political history and architecture - he knew lots of fun anecdotes like which building had doubled as the American Embassy in 'The Bourne Identity' which impressed my son on the tour. The time flashed past and all my family enjoyed our introduction to Prague. A quality morning was had by all.
This was great fun I booked for my friends hen do, our tour guide was brilliant and really knew his stuff, we all had a great time. I would highly recommend this.
Was on a 3 day break so decided to get this tour to get our bearing. A good balanced tour
This is a very good guide package to see Prague, especially when pressed for time. The very friendly and informative guide will show and explain Prague in a nutshell, which is no easy task when consider the many centuries of history there is. I would also recommend this tour to help you plan your Prague trip for more detailed sightseeing during your holiday because it provides great pointers, advice and recommendations about places to see and visit. The tour gives a whistlestop tour of the city and manages to capture many of the main sights with a very informative historical commentary.
Did this tour on our first morning in Prague. Ladislav our guide gave us a well informed overview of Prague. the history. what we could see and do. Would really recomend this tour especially if your time is limited there's so much to see. Ladislav'.s info helped us plan what to do when to get the most out of our few days in Prague.