Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of Prague Castle on a 3-hour guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security line…
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Top sights in Prague
This sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the seat of the ancient Kings of Bohemia. Today, it is the most significant Czech monument and an important cultural institution in the Czech Republic. Here are some interesting factual tidbits about this Central European marvel.
With an area of about 215,000 ft² (over 18 acres!), Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle in the world!
Housed within the castle complex is the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral. An amazing example of Gothic architecture, it remains one of the most important churches in the country.
Due to hundreds of years of political changeovers and ever-shifting cultural influences, the castle complex features broad mix of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ornate Baroque.
This small musical group (not in fact a full orchestra in residence) play outside the gates of the castle regularly for tourists and are worth hearing on your visit!
As Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic, a Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place each day on the hour.
The opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website before you visit. The Courtyards are open Apr-Oct: Daily 5:00AM - Midnight; Nov - Mar: Daily: 6:00AM - 11:00PM. Prague Castle Buildings (Interiors): Apr - Oct: Daily 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Nov - Mar: Daily 9:00AM-4:00PM.
With the castle complex being so large and so much housed within it, tours are advised. You can go on a guided tour, or take an audio tour and enjoy discovering the castle for yourself.
There are different ticket options depending on how much of the castle complex you want to see. The most extensive option, which they call Circuit A, costs 350 CZK (about 15 US dollars). The discounted price for youth and seniors is 175 CZK and family admission is 700 CZK.
- When should I visit?
- Varies depending on the season. The Courtyards are open in the summer from 5AM until midnight. The castle buildings are open during typical work hours (9-5). The winter hours are only slightly more limited.
- Is it expensive?
- It is free to wander around the Courtyards. Entrance tickets vary.
- Will I need a guide?
- It will definitely help. Check out our tours to find the best fit for your excursion.
- How to get there
- If you want to go by foot, prepare for a scenic but quite steep trek uphill. To save your calves, you can take tram 22 to Pražský hrad and leave by metro from Malostranská station.
- Additional information
- Want to snap some photos inside the castle buildings? Make sure to purchase a photography license from the ticket stand.
What people are saying about Prague Castle
Jana's use of languages was excellent. Her ability to change from one language to another was so slick it felt as though she was speaking in one language we all understood. Her explanation of the sights we were viewing brought them to life and she was very willing to answer questions which occurred. We didn't feel rushed and she included rest room time. She was amazing.
Can thoroughly recommend the Prague Castle small group tour in English,that I recently took with Jana, she was great with all the facts and figures,and made sure we saw every thing of interest. Nothing was to much trouble in explaining and pointing out all the points of interest,that I would have missed doing the tour myself.
Our English Guide Matena was amazing!! We've never seen such a great guide go out of her way to help her clients! She even met us the following day to deliver a castle book we wanted but the vendor was unavailable on our tour day. TOP NOTCH. Fun! I wish we got to see more castle rooms on the tour.
Guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Gave the group a well timed break in the middle of the tour for bathroom and refreshments. The “skip the line” tickets saved a huge amount of time and headache as ticket queues were extemely long. Highly recommended!
Lumir, our guide, was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. He knew about all the sites he showed us and took routes that were safe and picturesque. He made the tour enjoyable. Thank you Lumir!:)