Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of the Prague Castle on a 3-hour guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security…
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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
Maricella was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and kept the tour moving and helped us see many things in the castle complex. I was very happy I chose this tour because it was easy to find the group at the meeting spot, and we appreciated that the tram ride up the hill and the interior tickets were included in the price. It was easy to hear her because of the headsets they provided, and she gave a running commentary the entire time.
I cannot recommend this tour enough. Especially if you are only going to be in Prague for less than 3 days. It gives you a very broad overview of many topics of interest including: Architecture, European history, as well as Geopolitical underpinnings of key world history events. Plus, Maria takes great pictures. All in all, it was absolutely worth the money, the time and I think it greatly improved my experience here in Prague even after the tour ended.
I had a very short amount of time and wanted to see the sights. This is anExcellent way to get an overview of the important sights! Our guide, Jermey (my interpretation of his name), was fantastic! Spoke excellent English and had great insights during the tour!! I didn't realize how much I'd learned, until I was walking around with friends. I was able to give info on what we were seeing! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!!
Lumir was our guide, and he simply made our Day by The Great way he explained and told us about Prag. The e-scooter were lovely and easy to ride. I would defenitely recommend this guide for both skilled and less skilled e-scooter drivers.
As we missed our original booking time, the company were very quick to respond and arranged for us to meet at the next meeting time. The guide was informative and made recommendations on which route to follow as it was extremely busy.