Prague Castle
Prague Castle
4.5
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The largest castle in Europe contains more than seven hundred rooms.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 8 min walk
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  • Janos M
    Szentendre, Hungary3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Castle - Don't miss it if you visit Prague
    This was the best part of our trip to Prague. The castle exhibitions are worth the price. However, be careful with the other paid exhibitions. We went to the hologram exhibition, which we found a bit overpriced, but it couldn't ruin the fun time we had in the castle itself.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • mirunavrn
    Bucharest, Romania394 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the main attraction in Prague
    The castle is one of the most known places in Prague, therefore a little bit crowded. You can visit the old castle, the entrace fee being included in the basic tour ticket. Here you can find more about Bohemia's and Moravia's history, about the kings who ruled this region and their lineages and many more interesting stuff.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Pebbles
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Half day at Prague Castle
    Wow! Incredible gothic cathedral, huge castle and charming little houses at the outer bailey. Spend at least 4 hours minimum to explore so you won’t have to rush. I spent an hour inside the cathedral staring at the magnificent dome and stained glass windows! Don’t forget to visit the old tower of the castle where they display all kinds of medieval torture implements.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 2, 2023
  • Jay B
    Fairhope, Alabama1,058 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Magical Castle Indeed!
    We so enjoyed our visit here. The external architecture is beautiful and well preserved, but the inside is the best feature of this historic marvel. If you can, try and get a guided tour of the inside. The tour we had through our Viking River Cruise excursion was simply amazing. It included a wonderful meal in a private dining room, a private classical concert, unobstructed city views from a private balcony, and access to the many treasures on display in the castle, including some private areas dedicated to the royal family. Trust me, the cost will be well worth it!
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 3, 2023
  • Judy H
    Parrish, Florida8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museums within the Castle
    Just walking the grounds is awesome. Our second day we went to see within the churches and museums. Our favorite was the #2, The Story of the Prague Castle. The displays and artifacts rival those we saw at the National Museum. Maybe better. Both of these museums need better signage to inform you of what you are seeing. Some of them are on glass that is hard to see. Some are placed low so that you must crouch. Some plaques are in such dim light one cannot read. These are antiquities which should be fully appreciated. Disappointing. Hint: get the audio aide, as it would supplement the poor signage.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • DeeDeeBoss
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful buildings
    We did skip the line but didn’t need to as no queues to buy tickets. Very good experience, got the 22 tram as stops right near the castle so not as much walking, you do lots when you get in. Cathedral very impressive.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 17, 2023
  • SarahJ42
    Baildon, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friends
    What an amazing day spent here. It didn’t disappoint. Would recommend getting the tram which stops right outside. Bought beat the line tickets. Saw everything we wanted to. Such an amazing day. Just stunning.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 18, 2023
  • Sheri67_13
    London, United Kingdom29 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the top 10 places to visit in Prague
    Really interesting castle and cathedral, cheap if compared to UK prices for similar places, could improve on signposting and crowd control. The Zlaty Ulicia / Golden Lane is a narrow street with tiny shops and one way in and out, which was very crowded. We didn’t go into most of the buildings because we couldn’t get inside. Given that your ticket is scanned prior to access, it should be quite easy to control how many people are allowed in at any one time and we did not visit in peak season. Lovely views from much quieter, more pleasant South Gardens
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 21, 2023
  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3,360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful castle with great view towards the City
    We stayed in the Old town and crossed the Charles Bridge over to the Castle. The walk was about 20 min - towards the castle are mostly uphill and steps, but do-able. The grounds are lovely. We didn’t go inside the castle but only wandered around the grounds. The are some food stalls and even a Starbucks near the Castle entrance!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • aust09
    80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fairy tale Prague
    Prague castle, which looked more like a palace, had a lot more inside than expected. The design of the cathedral was spectacular, the other end of the castle/palace had the "changing of the guards". While it was free to stroll thru from one end to the other, an entry fee was imposed for certain parts
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written June 9, 2023
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MelvinNewportGwent
Newport Gwent310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Firstly if you have never been before and of a certain age be prepared for a trek up the many steps to the castle...but it is worth it.
When we got to the top you have great views across Prague, we then were lucky enough to see the changing of the guard which was impressive, large crowds watching.
Too much to describe but all the buildings were full of history and the little street with small shops and tiny houses to view were really good, food was available to buy there. Great day out .
Written April 15, 2024
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J_A_6870
Edmonton, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The first thing we did for our first outing was to see the Prague Castle. We decided to take an Uber to the castle so we can save our legs for all the walking to come. There is a ton of waking, this is a big place. We bought tickets at the castle grounds and arrived there early (900 am) to get also English audio devices. Bring cash (500 CZK) for a deposit on each device, you will get that money back at the end. The rental for the devices is about 4-5 hours. We bought the ticket package to allow us to the main items in the grounds and did not do the exhibits. Absolutely stunning place to be. It was packed with people as time when on. The Golden Lane is very narrow and tiny and there were many people here. We spent about 6hours here looking at everything. Well worth the trip and one must go here,
Written April 15, 2024
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Brian Jude
United Kingdom159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Spectacular setting steeped in centuries of history. As with all of Prague , well preserved and presented. Well worth the visit
Written April 13, 2024
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John A
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
TAKE A GUIDED TOUR. The castle is not four stone walls around a few stone buildings. It is a complex collection of buildings with many purposes--fortress, seat of government, seat of the archbishop, government buildings, stables, military quarters, etc. The only way you will be able to orient yourself is to take a guided tour. It is, however, a spectacular site in a city of spectacular sites. The time it will take to tour the castle is easily worth it.
Written April 12, 2024
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Samandzak
Derby, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Not the biggest castle or palce in the world or even Europe as advertised. Checked on good old Amazon and it comes 20th in the world. Numerous 1 is the Louvre. Even Buckingham Palace is bigger.
Written April 11, 2024
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Brian L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
What a wonderful place to visit. You need plenty of time to see everything. Like a lot of places in Prague it is very reasonably priced. The castle being the biggest in the world is vast. This is a must to see if you are in Prague. It has very beautiful buildings. All the buildings are kept in very good condition. Highly recommend this to everyone.
Written April 9, 2024
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Pub Monster Neil
Liverpool, UK1,301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The number one tourist attraction in the Czech Republic is Prague Castle.
Dating from the 9th century, its were the kings of Bohemia were crowned as well as Holy Roman Emperors and were presidents of the country reside ,its were the Bohemian Crown Jewels are housed and its an amazing place to visit ,the cathedral, the churches, the museums ,the wonderful towers and the awesome views are all here to be enjoyed, if you're planning a holiday to Prague its a must go destination.
Written April 5, 2024
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worldcitizen
104 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
It tends to be crowded and there are no signs in English indicating the itinerary, but can buy audioguides or a tour. The gardens are unimpressive, the interior quite empty. In the square there is the oldest Cathedral in town; every hour they have change of the guard, only at 12.00 pm with the band; the palace is still residence of the government officials so closed to the public. They have a tower next to the Cathedral that requires a separate ticket for entry. There is also a nice old Basilic; cute golden lane has little houses representing life of the poorest that lives there till last century, little tour shops and a collection of armories. The best is the view of the city. Worth a visit, but lower your expectations of you visited UK or French castles
Written April 4, 2024
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Adam B
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Wonderful place, be prepared to pay for everything. If you're expecting London or Paris forget it, the Museums are small, with limited collections. The churches are beautiful, as are the views. Don't forget to walk in the grounds and gardens.
Written April 4, 2024
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Robbert L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,677 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fascinating. Due to Easter overcrowded so we could not get in due to enormous queues (and partly closed on Easter Sunday). But. Spectacular in itself, beautiful and gorgeous views over the city. Not to miss.
Written April 3, 2024
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Prague Castle admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $30.58, while a popular guided tour starts around $2.62 per person.





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