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Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)

Prague 11908, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 224 373 368
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Ranked #21 of 315 Attractions in Prague
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Type: Castles, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: This fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River is the most popular sight in the city, reflecting the city's "Bohemian Baroque... more »
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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Really like the castle area. You can see the whole Prague there. Until now the image is still in my mind. Love it.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This castle is huge, but unfortunately the tour doesn't cover even half. What we saw was interesting though. Thank goodness that not all the people outside buy the tickets to see inside, because there are hundreds of tourists and seeing the rooms would be impossible with that crowd inside at the same time. We rented the audio phones, but really... More

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Kincardine, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The grounds of the castle are magnificent. You could spend hours here. We watched the changing of the guard which takes place at 12o'clock. The view from the castle grounds is amazing.

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Rabat, Morocco
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Called "hrad" by tchèques. A beautiful castle founded in the 9th century. Today the castle is a big ensemble of churches, the Golden Lane, gardens, the Old Castle, and the magnificent Saint Guy Cathedrale. It will take at least 2to 3 hours to visit it, but it is wll worth it!

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Calgary, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle paled in comparison to the cathedral. Definitely worth while but lots of areas in the castle were closed off. Make sure you do not miss the jail at the end of the market street. Be aware that each building charges admission which I found confusing and rather expensive compared to some of the other attractions. Go early in... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must see place when you go to Prague - but come early or late to avoid the crowds. Just walk up to it and around it and soak in the atmosphere and enjoy this unique place built many centuries ago. The best view of the Castle is from the river bank between Narodni divadlo and Charles bridge,... More

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Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sorry to disappoint but this is not a Disney-type castle..it is simply the government buildings that surround St. Vitus...it is basically the courtyard area surrounding the mother church The focal point is St. Vitus Cathederal...you can visit the foyer but you need a ticket to visit further into the interior.....(you can't buy an individual ticket.....Plan/tour B is sufficient IMO) Don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I booked a Prague Castle After Dark tour with Mcghees ghost tours and I would highly recommend it. The tour guide, Kelly, was full of knowledge about the castle and Prague itself and her passion for the city shone through. She was able to answer any questions that the group had. It was a great tour and it was a... More

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Prague, Brno
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The largest castle complex in the world, viewed frm the other side of the river is best in morning hours (for photographers ;) ) the view from the castle to the town then in the afternoon.. What I would strongly reccomend for anyone who is not fond of walking up the hill and who want to see Prague in one... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is a long walk from the Town Hall to the castle. Take a bus or taxi. It is not for the faint hearted to walk all the way. But if you do, there are plenty to see and admire on the way. There are so many house signs - the violin, the two moons, the golden key and may... More

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