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Old Royal Palace
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A former seat of Czech rulers, the Old Royal Palace is a mix of many architectural styles, particularly Gothic and Renaissance. The palace houses the Story of Prague exhibition, which uses castle models, films and artifacts to tell the history of Prague Castle.
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We visited using our 350 Kc Prague Castle ticket and this was another interesting part of this wonderful part of Prague.You need a special permit to take photographs and there are some good shots to take, initially the large vaulted Vladislav Hall, the upstairs to the Diet which was a medieval parliament, but the most impressive was the ceiling of the New Land Rolls decorated with the family crests of the clerks who worked there.Finally there is a wonderful wide staircase where knights on horseback made there way to the Vladislav Hall-great history.



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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The banquet room is a fascinating feat of architecture and worth a glance if you bought the package ticket for multiple sites within the castle, but don't bother to pay for it on its own. Not much else to see otherwise.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

We took a shelter for rain in this old palace. We took a walk around the building, but there is almost nothing to see. Some bad paintings, awful bad crown replicas and some random old stones. Only the main hall is acceptable. Don't go here, it's a waist of time.

Thank TimvandenBersselaar
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Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

Once the residence of kings, the palace now houses the offices of the President of the Republic and his administration staff. This is where diplomats and foreign statesmen are received by the President when they are visiting Prague.

The palace is used for state and cultural events and is only open to the public twice a year; on Liberation from Fascism Day in May and on Foundation of the Czech Republic Day in October. Although the public aren’t admitted to the interior of the palace, the exterior is nevertheless included in visits to Prague Castle.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

We went into the old royal palace as we had the Prague card and entrance was free.

However nothing much to shout about really on the interior. The grand hall is probably the most impressive room and is the first and last room that you will go pass.

Other rooms are pretty empty and the interior deco and wall paintings have not been restored so you can't really see much.

We were probably in the Palace for about 20 minutes. There are not really too many rooms to see and information board in the building is minimal.

You might get more information with an audio guide but then there really isn't much interesting stuff inside to see anyway.

Also note that there is a no photography policy in the building unless you buy a separate photo license. However we noticed many tourists taking photos inside without the license and staff inside doesn't really care. That being said, not a lot of things to take a photo off anyway.

Pretty disappointing especially if you are someone like us who have visited the extravagant russian palace and the Edinburgh castle.

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