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- Prague Castle
- Alt Name:
- Prazsky hrad
- Czech Republic
- Early Medieval (500AD-1000AD)
- 800AD - 899AD
- Saint George’s Basilica, Prague Old Town Square,
Charles Bridge, Lobkowicz Palace,
about Prague Castle
Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) is the Czech Republic’s most iconic landmark, a UNESCO World Heritage site and apparently the largest castle complex in the world.
Sprawled over an area of 70,000 m², the complex is made up of the large, Gothic Saint Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Lobkowicz Palace and St. George’s Basilica as well as several other palaces, a monastery, viewing towers, museums and art galleries.
Prague Castle itself was originally built in approximately 880 AD by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty and has since been the seat of Czech monarchs, religious leaders, Holy Roman emperors and heads of state, the latter function of which it still fulfils today.
Today, Prague Castle contains a wealth of information, archeological findings, artifacts and exhibits showcasing Czech history and heritage. Attractions include the beautiful gothic architecture, tower views and crown jewels at Saint Vitus Cathedral, the changing of the Castle Guard, which occurs once every hour, and the many galleries in and around the Castle.
With such an array of attractions, visitors can start their day at Prague Castle’s information centres located in the second and the third courtyards. This is where you can find information, maps and even professional tours through Prague Castle.
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Address: Prazsky hrad, Prague 11908 Czech Republic
Phone: +420 224 373 368
Tram stops nearby include Královský letohrádek, Pražský hrad and Pohořelec. Nearby metro stations are Malostranská and Hradčanská.
Apr–Oct: 5am - midnight daily (main monuments 9am-6pm). Nov-Mar: 6am-11pm daily (main monuments 9am-4pm). Closed 24 Dec. Entry to the Prague Castle complex is free but tickets required for some attractions, costing CZK 350 for adults, CZK 175 for ages 6-16 (long tour) or CZK 250 for adults, CZK 125 for ages 6-16 (short tour). There are other ticket types. Under 6s enter free. Discounts available.
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