We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities

Castle District

Certificate of Excellence
Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
As featured in Prague by Foot and Tram
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 420262864621
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Night Time Mystery Walking Tour of Prague's Castle District
More Info
and up
Prague Castle And Castle District Walking Tour Including Old Town Square And...
More Info
and up
Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 4,599 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1570
  • 666
    Very good
  • 106
  • 12
  • 7
Best views in town

If you want to visit the castle or the gardens, come early since the lines are long. And don't forget to visit the monastery up the street, god food and beer with the best views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Roland E
New York City, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

4,599 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,361: English reviews
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to visit the castle or the gardens, come early since the lines are long. And don't forget to visit the monastery up the street, god food and beer with the best views in town.

Thank Roland E
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
319 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle district has a very different feel than Old Town Prague. It's crowded, but not as crowded as Old Town. It's possible to rent a car/driver to take you around, but if you're up for it, I would suggest walking. You'll run into many beautiful little streets and there is a lot to see; Hradčanské Námestí, the charming square,... More 

Thank Outofdodge_10
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is incredible! A vast complex of buildings and palaces, dominated by the beautiful St. Vitus cathedral. We did not go into all the attractions, it would need at least a day! It is wonderful to wander around the courtyards and gardens and to enjoy th wonderful views back across to the old centre and the river.

Thank Terri B
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you should visit Prague step by step visit this district no matter what, you will like to walk the streets

Thank Mirela_TravelWithMe
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is nice to get across any one of the bridges that take you over from Old town... too crowded to the castle district. It is a bit quieter here... at least during my visit and there is still a lot to see. Walk up the hill to the castle area and see the great view overlooking the city. Stop... More 

Thank Maggie_Tee
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
115 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

best to take a day to visit the castle district. It's beautiful and immense. And don't forget the golden street

Thank JenkeGoffa
Issaquah, Washington
Level Contributor
137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many quaint shops and restaurants. Amazing architecture and a big slice of European history. It is as much fun to watch the people as it is to sight see. Once the guided tours get there, it becomes crowded in a hurry. If you are going to the castle, take the time to explore here

1 Thank Quazi F
New Jersey
Level Contributor
759 reviews
336 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,386 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see and do here and it is best when it could be enjoyed at leisure. Fortunately, this time we were able to do just that. We did not stand on lines to get into the Castle. We have seen it all many times before and in every season. So what do we do there since we have... More 

2 Thank Wenovo
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the Prague Castle complex occupies almost half of the entire district and is understandably the main attraction, it is by far not the only place worth visit in this historic district. The Strahov Monastery (founded in 1143) houses an exhibition of paintings in its picture gallery among other works of art. The Schwarzenberg Palace and the Sternberg Palace are... More 

Thank Alexei O
Level Contributor
83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle district includes the church and it covers a large area. Recommend a guided tour - we did it with the Hop On/Hop Off bus.

Thank BernieLimassol

Travelers who viewed Castle District also viewed


Been to Castle District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castle District and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Castle District staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Mala Strana (Little Quarter)

Neighborhood Profile
Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
Explore this neighborhood