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Prague Castle

Prague Castle is one of the most visited and most important spots in the entire city; undoubtedly the jewel of the Czech capital. The Castle is an ancient symbol of Czech lands and was most likely founded around the year 880 by Prince Borivoj. The Castle itself is like a small town, and according to the Guinness Book of World Records it is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It covers an area of 70,000 square metres and is still in use today.

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St. Vitus Cathedral

A narrow passage leads to the third courtyard of the castle, and a sudden view of the immense and awe-inspiring facade of St. Vitus Cathedral looming up just a few steps away. The cathedral can be entered through the cathedral's western door. The spires of St. Vitus Cathedral, an elegant but domineering French Gothic structure, soar above the ramparts.

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Best City Views

City Spots - From the giant metronome on Letná Gardens - there used to be a statue of Stalin here. Across Lesser Town from the Observatory on Petřínn Hill. St. Vitus’ Cathedral – If you can make it up the 287 stairs to the top, you will witness a stunning view of the whole city.

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