Prague Castle

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The Prague Castle is the biggest castle complex in the world. You will get captivated by its splendour. 

Feel the historical and magical atmosphere of this major symbol of the Czech land. The biggest castle complex in the world covers over 7 hectares (18 acres). 
Take a walk around the overwhelming St. Vitus Cathedral, ancient St. George´s Basilica, explore the castle courtyards, palaces, museums and gardens. We reckon you can spend here easily all day and admire the astonishing beauty of place which has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for thousand years.

St. Vitus Cathedral

The whole castle grounds are dominated by magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, which is said to be one of the most stunning churches in Europe. You can admire the breathtaking gothic architechture of the first temple in the country and discover the important symbols of Czech statehood - the Czech Crown Jewels.

St. George´s Basilica

Just behind the St.Vitus Cathedral is the hidden pearl of Czech romanesque architecture and the second oldest Prague church, beautiful St. George´s Basilica. Follow your path and find the hidden Golden lane with its small coulourfull houses offering many souvenirs and Czech traditional handmade crafts. It used to be a "Goldsmith's Lane" due to many goldsmiths residing in the houses. And finally, relax and enjoy wonderful views at St. Wenceslas Vineyard or at the Royal Gardens.

Charles IV.

The beloved and famous Czech king and Roman Emperor Charles IV. had the Castle rebuilt for him and his wife. The castle became a seat of the Holy Roman Emperor and the construction of the St.Vitus Cathedral started. Since then there were many reconstructions, the last one in the 20th century. 

Present

Nowadays, the Czech president governs the Czech country from the Prague Castle. 
After the Velvet Revolution and fall of the communist regime, Vaclav Havel, the first Czech president opened the castle to citizens. Before, the entry to most of castle sites was restricted. You are now free to visit the sites including the Royal Garden, Ballgame Hall, the South Gardens, or the Imperial Stables.

Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
30 min

Accessibility by public transport:
metro A (green line) - Malostranska stop
tram stop Prazsky hrad - 22,23 or
tram stop Malostranske namesti - 12, 15, 20, 22, 23


Nearest car parking:
Malostranske Namesti Parking Lot

Upcoming events

International festival Dvorak´s Prague

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September 2017

From the very beginning the main goal of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival is to promote the good name of Czech culture via the legacy of the works of Antonin Dvorak, his contemporaries, and his pupils.

13th International festival Prague proms

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June and July 2017

What a pleasure to present great international Prague Proms festival highlights for the thirteenth year in a row! Traditional Proms style is to put together a charming blend of classics and jazz.

International Festival Bach for all in Prague

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July 2017

The music festival devoted to the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach will take place during 14th-28th July in Prague. Bach’s works will be presented by the most renowned Baroque music performers from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Respect two day Festival of world music in Prague

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June 2017

Twentieth edition of the longest running Czech world-music festival internationally known for its adventurous and innovative programming will be held on Saturday 17th of June and Sunday 18th of June 2017 in Prague centre.

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