We found the name Prague Castle to be deceptive. It was much more than a Castle. The original majestic building that served Czech princes, kings, and presidents dominates the Prague skyline. However, it has been gradually added to and extended for over 1000 years, so that it is now made up of individual structures and elements from various epochs. Now Romanesque in style, its origins go back to a 9th century fortified settlement enclosed by a moat.
I will only tell you about one of the many buildings there. St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest church treasury in the Czech lands and one of the most extensive in Europe. It was built over a period of 600 years and thus is a mixture of many different architectural styles.
There is also a very large and excellent garden to explore.
My husband and I enjoyed the Castle area so much, that we returned the next day to see more
and still did not see everything. A good way of getting there is the 48 hour Hop on Hop off bus.
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