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Prague Castle

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Prague Castle
4.5
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
About
The largest castle in Europe contains more than seven hundred rooms.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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from $18.25
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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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Zoya C
Chelmsford, UK174 contributions
A Must-see when you visit Prague
Oct 2019
Aside from obtaining bragging rights to have visited the largest castle complex in the world, the inside of St.Vitus cathedral is simply unmissable. We were just blown away by its grandeur. It actually opens its doors at 12pm and by this point, a very large queue is likely to have built up, so people tend to form the queue early. If you want to avoid it, head to the ticket office and buy a tour of the cathedral and you will get in before the crowds and with the benefit of an engaging guide, who will also show you some of the other parts of the castle. It was the best use of time as we avoided the massive queue!
Written January 27, 2020
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,853 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 September 15, 2021
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Declan
17 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a must if you're visiting Prague. The buildings are beautiful both inside and out, and it's a perfect half-day dose of culture. The grounds are free to enter and have a wander round (it may look ticketed from afar but these are merely security checkpoints), and there are a variety of reasonably priced tickets that allow you entry to different buildings over the space of two days. Would recommend doing it all at once and spending the rest of your time exploring other parts of the city.

Tip: walk round to the north side to skip long queues - we saw so many people queuing at other entrances and we walked straight in without having to wait!
Written February 10, 2020
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CCPage90
Reading, UK140 contributions
Arrive early to beat the crowds!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well worth the trek or tram right up the hill for some visual splendour. Views across the city are a delight of their own with Pragues countless spires gracing the horizon.

Inside the castle walls it is free to wander the courtyards. A fee is required if you want to visit any of the buildings such as the grandiose St Vitus Cathedral. Don’t be fouled into thinking the ‘Golden Lane’ counts the grounds as this now requires a ticket to enter also. Beware that arriving early means you can beat the crowds and get those people-free photos however, not all the attractions within the castle may be open yet.

Each attraction is well worth the money to see each in greater detail, we arrived around 8am however St Vitus Cathedral didn’t open until much later (not the same time as the ‘Golden Lane - 9am etc). Be sure to check opening times before you go to avoid time-wasting if you’re short on time with all other attractions to see.
Written February 16, 2020
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chicita830521
Lisburn, UK43 contributions
Amazing castle
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful castle with beautiful gardens...nothing in in actual castle building which was a bit disappointing but golden lane part was amazing. Probably the best time to visit would be morning as we were on lunch time on Saturday and place was very busy with long long queues to go thru security check point
Written February 20, 2020
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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 September 12, 2021
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Laura W
Chester, UK10 contributions
Busy but beautiful
Dec 2019
We visited between Christmas and New Year, it was very, very busy with huge groups of tourists! The ticket is a combined ticket for a large number of attractions. Personally, I'd have been happy wandering around some of the grounds (free) and the cathedral (included in the ticket) and would have been ok to miss the rest, but makes for a nice morning. Definitely get there first thing (9am) because even then the crowds were crazy you and queue round the Cathedral but definitely got worse as the day went on
Written January 13, 2020
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Acineto
Auckland Central, New Zealand17,271 contributions
Up the hill
Dec 2019
The castle is situated on the top of a hill so it can get a bit hard to walk but there there are busses that can take you up there. We ended up walking up the old castle stairs. There was a bit a line to get in due to the security station checking bags. After that, you could just head in.
The castle itself is free to get into and wander but you pay entrance fees to the different buildings inside the castle including the St. Vitus Cathedral, the building that is visible when you look towards the castle. You could get tickets by the Cathedral itself. We ended up just walking around the castle area and looking at the buildings, which were all quite nice. There was a Christmas market at the time so we ended up getting lunch there.
It would have been better to get there early to avoid queues if possible. It also gives you plenty of time to look around the castle itself since that area is also quite large.
Written February 27, 2020
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Hendrien
19 contributions
How the other half lived, Prague Castle
Feb 2020 • Couples
First I would like to mention to mums and dads bringing buggies.... you do not have to carry it up the steps, there is a walk way up to the castle 😃
So, first thing last Saturday morning 8 Feb, my husband and I went for our walk to the castle, if you want to find out how unfit you are, climb the hill with steps to the top.
Top of the hill there is a check point, your bags will be checked and yourself presumably for any weapons.
The palace is impressive with it’s cathedral in the center.
We got an all in ticket for 12 euro which allows you into all the places of interest.
We spent about 3 hours there and when we were leaving people we queuing all the way up the steps
I would advise you to go early in the morning, this is February, can you imagine the volume of people when it’s actual tourist season?!
It’s definitely worth a visit but if I am to compare.... Budapest castle topped it for me.
Written February 12, 2020
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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 September 18, 2021
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