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Castle District (Hradcany)

Prague, Czech Republic (Praha 1)
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Ranked #13 of 301 attractions in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Observation Decks/ Towers
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Melbourne, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must see if you are in Prague and you should make time for the castle, the beautiful church and spend some time in the gardens. Recommend early in the day before all the tourists.

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Westminster, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The castle district offers great view of the city and the wonderful rooftops of famous buildings, especially at night when the city lights up. St. Vitus Cathedral has many beautiful stained-glass windows which includes one done by the famous Czech artist Alfons Mucha. This district also has many quaint alleys

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Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This area takes you back in history. Excellent public transport all over the city can take you there.A real day trip to walk around but recommended.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What a lovely bridge , even with all the people on . I read lots of reviews before going to prague , and most said watch out for the pick pockets etc. which got me a little concerned, BUT I have to say as long as you keep your bag to the the front of you and generally be aware... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Castle District of Prague is filled with palaces, churches and even a castle. There is so much to see do not even try to see it all in one day. The most important part is St. Vitus Cathedral, the Westminster Abbey of the Czech people. Be sure to see the Castle and Golden Lane. Be on the lookout for... More

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Crete, Greece
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is not really a castle- I mean there is no fortification just a group of buildings the one next to the other and maybe a few towers (I saw just one). What really worths in the castle is the view, which is great. Also in the castle district you can see (with the same ticket) the St. Vitus cathedral... More

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Minneapolis
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Castle District is beautiful. We walked up there from our hotel 3 times. The Slovakia President was visiting so there was a lot of security but we could still explore. There really isn't a castle. The tower is the St. Vitus Cathedral which is very nice in itself.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The walk up to the castle is long and up a rather steep hill, but it is well worth it! The views of the city are totally fantastic! You have the opportunity of so many different views each as good as the one before!

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Olympia, Washington
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The changing of the guard, an activist and a wedding couple getting professional photos taken added drama to the castle with it's gorgeous grounds and spectacular views. Wandering by the church and through streets less traveled helped us feel like our experience was unique and special.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

the castle is well worth the visit,but go early if you want to enjoy it in relative peace. then walk down the hill toward the bridge. picture perfect streets, grab a beer on a terrace and enjoy the scenery

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