Prague Castle

Prague Castle is by size a small town and includes churches, galleries, gardens, and government buildings. The Castle’s château-like appearance dates from 1753 to 1775, situated atop a large hill on the left bank of the Vltava River dominating Hradčany Quarter with majestic assurance. It is one of the places you simply must visit, either independently or as a part of a guided tour. The tour of Prague Castle takes two hours if you do not enter the buildings and the gardens. A thorough inspection of Prague Castle may take the whole day, but without the art galleries, four hours suffice. Earphones for an audio-guided tour are available at the information centre. The major sights of Prague Castle are St Vitus Cathedral, St George’s Basilica, the Royal Palace and Golden Lane. Before you leave the castle complex, one thing you must do – climb the tower. The sight over the whole city is amazing. Before entering the castle complex, you must pass a security checkpoint. In the summer months and especially during rush hours, be prepared for longer queues and waiting for up to 30 minutes.

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