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Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)

Prague 11908, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 224 373 368
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As featured in 3 days in Prague
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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Craiova, Romania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The castle district is mainly recognized by the amazing St Vitus cathedral rather than the castle building. The Castle is a normal building; I didn't find any special architecture about it. The best thing about the castle is the historic things exposed and the history behind it. If you look at other reviews on the castle you will see that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Cheap and easy to transport to. Plenty to see and great for photographers. Great views overlooking the city also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very good price! Different tickets can be purchased, would recommend the one that gives you access to everywhere. Spent over half a day walking round. Was fairly busy which did slow things down. Definetly worth a visit.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place to visit. Tickets are purchased to visit various buildings in and around the castle so it can be a long visit. We opted to visit the cathedral, parts of the palace and Golden Lane.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We got off the bus and walked across a bridge that used to be the moat. As we turned left and I got my first view of the Cathedral (which at this stage I thought was the castle) was WOW!!!!!! You can go into the first part of the cathedral for free, but if you want to have a look... More

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Iron Curtain kept Prague's haunting beauty a secret until recently. Prague’s unique cityscape as one of few cities surviving after World War II, and so full of the charm and glamor of old Europe, makes it a pilgrimage site for architecture aficionados- home to an immense collection of jaw-dropping architecture from Art Nouveau to Cubist, to Neo-Classical. You can... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A marvelous place to visit, fantastic different types of architecture. It was a hot day when we visited and quite tiring but I am glad we persevered, changing of the guard was impressive, and the views over the city were breathtaking. It is a must see in Prague

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Prague Castle is the largest complex in Europe that is a castle. It is like a small city. Take the audio tour as it is very helpful. The cathedral is especially impressive. Stop for lunch at an outdoor cafe (skip the goulash). Leave 3-4 hours to do it justice.

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newport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Unbeleivable veiws from the castle, the changing of the guard well worth watching. A trip across Charles bridge is very worth while. But Prague is so much more.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You cannot fail to notice Prague Castle on the city skyline. It is dominated by the spire of St. Vitus' cathedral and occupies quite a large area. If you can, brush up on your Czech history before you visit because every part of the castle has historical significance. We walked around the cathedral before mass, then visited the old royal... More

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