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Prague Castle

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Hradcany & Letna
As featured in 3 Days in Prague and 9 other guides
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Address: Prague 11908, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 224 373 368
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The largest castle in Europe contains more than seven hundred rooms.

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Beautiful views

Great views of Prague and a pleasant walk up from old town. Perfect for an afternoon stroll and appropriate for all levels of fitness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great views of Prague and a pleasant walk up from old town. Perfect for an afternoon stroll and appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Thank Courtney B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If going by car, there is a parking lot just outside the castle. We got the tickets which allowed entry into all locations which we think was worth it. The place is generally stroller friendly but of course, inside some buildings is not and you have to take turns to see things. When we went, there was a lovely Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the highlights of my trip. Walk up to the castle from the back gardens and there are lovely views over looking the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go to Prague and not go to the castle/palace/cathedral on the hill. Having arrived mid-morning we quickly spotted the snaking queue to get into the castle - this was actually caused by every visitor going through a security check, involving looking in bags and being screened by a manual metal detector. On the 'top' gate there were at... More 

Thank Catherine S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having travelled extensively, I have rarely seen so many tourists in one area! The approach to the castle is across Charles Bridge and the view is stunning. You feel the generations before you who have walked the same way. Architecturally the area is beautiful. Set on a hill so you have a small climb to get to the castle, along... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend visiting Prague Castle! They have different tours you can take called circuits. We did the C circuit and it was about $13. Also, upon entering Prague Castle you will be searched by security. There are 4 lines and you may get in any of the lines. This was the only place we were searched in Prague!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is worth the trek up the stairs for the vista! The 'back' way is quicker and shorter queue to get in than the 'front' way from the square. Didn't buy a ticket to see anything this time around and it was still worth it. You can go partially inside the cathedral and there's a small Christmas market outside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Prague castle is an icon you must visit. I recommend you to go up by public transport and then go down walking. It's not just the castle, you have other things to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spending the day in the Prague Castle is a lot culture but also A lot Of fun! Rule number 1: Be there first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and avoid lines. I cannot emphasize it enough. Once in the Castle you can stroll as much as you want and only pay if you want to go inside... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This castle is an impressive place to go to. Once you walk across the busy Charles Bridge, continue up the hill to the castle. We were not really sure where it was, so take a map even with the signs pointing toward the castle. the incline is steep and the sidewalks very narrow (it's an old city, duh), so wear... More 

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Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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