Prague Castle, Prague

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 .
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  • Amazing sightseeing with the palace, golden lane, st virus cathedral and st George Basilica. Definitely worth it during a visit to Prague  more »
  • On arrival you see castle walls surrounding the cathedral/ church. Not the usual castle but worth a walk around, shame that all of the buildings are not used for more than tourists  more »
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  • 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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