Visit the biggest castle complex in the world and enjoy the ancient atmosphere of this unique complex of historical buildings!
Take a walk around overwhelming St. Vitus cathedral, ancient basilica of St. George, walk trough castle courtyards, palaces, museums and gardens! You can spend here easily all day here and admire the astonishing beauty of a place which has been the seat of Czech kings, emperors and presidents for thousand years.
Visit a place, which makes Prague one of the most beautiful cities in the world and enjoy historical atmosphere of this symbol of the Czech land. The biggest castle complex in the world covers over 7 hectares (18 acres)!
St. Vitus Cathedral
The whole castle grounds are dominated by magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, which is one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. You can admire the breathtaking gothic architechture of the first temple in the country. Discover the important symbols of Czech statehood, the Czech Crown Jewels.
Just behind the St.Vitus Cathedral is hidden pearl of czech romanesque architecture and the second oldest Prague church, beautiful Basilica of St.George.
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
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.
Nowadays, the Czech president governs the czech country from the Prague Castle.
Vaclav Havel, the first Czech president after the Velvet Revolution, opened the castle to citizens, after years of communism, when the entry to most of castle sites was restricted.
After Velvet revolution in 1987 many areas of Prague castle became open to the public for the first time in history: including the Royal Garden, Ballgame Hall, the South Gardens, or the Imperial Stables.