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Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad)

Prague 11908, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
420 224 373 368
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Ranked #22 of 317 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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Perth, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The castle area is well worth a visit. Check out the guards - especially good for a photo. And if you're lucky you may have a wonderful street band to listen to. The castle area is high up above the city and the highlight is the view. You'll get some lovely photos from here. And there are some lovely buildings... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Unlike other castles where you tour and see the furnishings, etc., this is more about the grounds and the church. It was all very beautiful and we ended up spending about 3 hours here. Paid for the ticket that allowed entry, rather than the "free" grounds, and felt it was worth it.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking and a little out-of-the-way. Take an umbrella and water with you on a sunny day. Go to the top; nice restaurant. Have dessert and rest for awhile.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The walk up to Prague Castle, from wherever in the city you come from, is exhausting - but certainly worth it. Like all of Prague, the castle and the area around it is incredibly expensive, so bring plenty of spare Czech money with you when you make the trip. The stairs up the hill towards the hrad are, unfortunately, teeming... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Most importantly: Be aware that thieves operate here. My purse was stolen from my bag, despite the many guards walking around the area. The Prague castle isn't a castle as i know it, but a cathedral surrounded by some parliamentary buildings. The view from the top is lovely and the inside of the cathedral is beautiful. We paid to take... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The trip to the castle is interesting as you can see the changing of the guard. The real standouts though are St Vitus Cathedral which you can see imposing itself over the city from anywhere in Prague. The interior is well worth a visit and the views over the city on a clear day are spectacular!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Although you do not get to see as much of the castle as I would have liked (due to the fact it is still being used by the government) this is a must see to understand the wonderful and expansive history of the city.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stunning architecture n buildings once you go inside the main entrance .. Our tour guide had saved the best for the last n we ended our 3 hour walking tour at majestic Prague castle ..Vicinity provides Panaromic views of red buildings of prague

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Brasil
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beauty, more than a thousand years of history, an incredible view of the city, impressive monuments and, according to the Guinness Book, the largest ancient castle in the world ... Prague Castle is almost a small little town and definitely a extraordinary place. Once there, enjoy the neighborhood, which is very beautiful too, especially the Ulicka Zlata, a beautiful street... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best view of the city is here. with steps not tall nor steep u could reach the best view of the wholecity. Empressive and so so beautiful. A must be of prague!!

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