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5 facts about Prague Castle

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.

The largest castle complex in the world!

With an area of about 215,000 ft² (over 18 acres!), Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle in the world!

St. Vitus Cathedral

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.

Different architectural styles

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.

Prague Castle Orchestra

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!

Changing of the guard

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.

Prague Castle: Our Tips

What are the opening hours?

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.

Do I need to take a tour?

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.

How much does it cost?

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.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Varies 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 there
    If 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 tips
    Want 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

Excellent tour, interesting and informative

Brilliant guide (Eva?) who gave us lots of additional useful information and was very interesting and clear in her information. Would highly recommend this tour.

Extraordinary!! Well organized tour!! Great service

Our guide Gustav was extremely nice and very knowledge. He knew a lot of the history and places. He had every detail of the tour covered so we could enjoy and have a great day. A must do for anyone that wants to see it all in Prague.
Prague Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Cruise and Lunch Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/24/2016

Our informative, humorous guide made it a great day.

We were very impressed with everything which was on time, professional and well organised. The quality tour bus was new and a great size The tour guide was fantastic. She was so informative and helpful and her language skills were second to none. Lunch was just ok edible but not memorable. The river cruise was a lovely end to the day. We certainly thought it was good value for money and a great way to see the fabulous city

highly enjoyable experience in a personal tour

My wife and i really enjoyed this tour with Tomaz, ended up as the evening tour due to rain at midday. We learnt a whole lot about evening, low light, photography and as there was only the two of us we enjoyed a personal tour of the sights of Prague and some of the less trodden ones too. The itinerary was excellent and well thought out - Tomaz was an excellent guide and instructor, also he was excellent company for the four+ hours we spent with him. We cant wait to go through the photos when we get home, sure we will enlarge a few and hang them. In summary a great way to see the city and learn some new skills!
Prague 3.5-Hour Daytime Guided Photo Walk Reviewed by Christopher, 10/13/2016

Best way to see all the sights of Prague!

Our guide was called Martin and he was very friendly and informative. He made sure we all kept together and stopped for photos, giving us interesting information along the way. This is our third Segway tour and we enjoyed it as much as we did in Washington and Marseilles. Would not hesitate to recommend Ecotours for Prague sightseeing!

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