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Prague Castle – Discover this Stunning Castle On Your Europe Trip

Figuring out what’s exactly the prime tourist attraction in Prague? Well – its the Prague Castle!

Prague Castle is without a doubt an important symbol of the Czech state for a long period of time. The complex of castles has been around since the 9th century. It was founded around 880 by prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid dynasty. Prague Castle will take a lot of time to visit, so it is best to take a guided tour.


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Prague Castle
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Things to know about Prague Castle

Prague Castle is not a single monument, it is a complex of buildings covering 7 hectares (18 acres), centred around three great courtyards, and enclosed within castle walls. Some important facts have been mentioned below for your easy reference.

St. Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus cathedral is one of the attractions and most prominent structure in the complex located in the castle grounds. It was completed in 1929 although the cathedral looks many hundreds of years old. It is one of the most richly blessed cathedrals in central Europe. It is also a place of burial of many noblemen, patron saints and sovereigns.

Inside the Prague Castle
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Golden Lane

The tiny street between the Bílá Tower and the Daliborka Tower is known as the “Golden Lane”. This beautiful street dates back to the 15th century and according to the legends, alchemists had to look on this street to find a reaction to turn ordinary materials into gold. It comprises of 11 historic houses which now contain exhibitions about life in the lane over the past 500 years.

St. George’s Basilica

The city’s second oldest church and one of the most worthy romanesque monuments were founded by Prince Vratislav (915-921) in 920. Positioning on Jiřské náměstí, the current form of the church, a basilica with twin steeples, is the result of restoration and alterations after a fire broke out in 1142. The interior contains the tombs of Prince Vratislav and the church’s ceiling is made of a deep dark wood.

Things To Know Before Visiting Prague Castle

  1. The average castle visit takes 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  2. The least crowded time is either in the morning or in the afternoon around 15:00.
  3. Weekdays are the best time to visit as there are fewer people when compared to weekends.
  4. There are two main itineraries in the Prague Castle namely the “big ring” (circuit A) which includes –
    a) St. Vitus Cathedral
    b) Old Royal Palace,
    c) Exhibition,
    d) The Story of Prague Castle,
    e) St. George’s Basilica,
    f) Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower,
    g) Powder Tower,
    h) Rosenberg Palace
  5. The “small ring” includes the main sights alone. The list is below for your reference –
    a) St. Vitus Cathedral,
    b) Old Royal Palace,
    c) St. George’s Basilica,
    d) Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower

Mesmerized by the options offered by Prague Castle, right? Let’s start packing and explore one of Europe’s largest ancient castle on your Czech Republic Tour Packages! Do reach out to us folks at Pickyourtrail for curating the best itinerary suited to your interests.

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