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St Vitus Cathedral

A stunning masterpiece of Gothic architecture designed by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.

Nearby Attractions

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Prague Castle
The world’s largest ancient castle, this imposing Gothic fortress overlooks the river Vltava and the rest of the city.
Church of St. Nicholas
The very best of Prague Baroque, in the heart of the city's Lesser Town.
John Lennon Wall
Covered with Lennon-inspired graffiti, this wall has stood as a symbol of love, peace and hope even through the Communist regime.
Lesser Quarter
On the left bank of the River Vltava, Prague's Malá Strana is one of its most historic and beautiful areas, dominated by Baroque buildings.
Nerudova Street
Leading from the Lesser Town Square to Prague Castle, this street boasts many a lovely façade.
Mánes Bridge
The Vltava's ninth bridge connects the Rudolfinum with the Lesser Quarter, and embodies the spirit of Czech Modernism.

Related Tours

The Prague Castle Private Tour
In this comprehensive three hour walking tour you will endeavour to uncover the fascinating history of one of  Prague’s most visited attractions- Prague Castle. On this tour, you will:

  • Cross over the stunning Charles Bridge 
  • Explore the exteriors and interiors of the Prague Castle 
  • Learn about the Czech monarchy and their architecture 
  • Visit the collection of buildings, museums and galleries at the castle 
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Charles Bridge and the Vltava river, as well as Prague's Old Town
Fairytale Castle

Prague Castle looms above the Vltava's left bank, with its many beautiful fairytale like spires and towers. Within its walls lies a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. Indeed Prague Castle is an absolute must for anyone visiting the Czech Republic.

Facets of Prague Castle

The castle has long been the seat of Czech monarchs as well as the official residence of the head of state. Its construction has been on a monumental scale and is famed across Europe; with Prince Bořivoj founding a fortified settlement here in the 9th century. It grew sporadically as monarchs made their own additions to the castle complex. There have been four major reconstructions, from that of Prince Soběslav in the 12th century to a classical facelift under Empress Maria Theresa (r 1740–80). 

Your expert city guide will help you to unravel the fascinating history of this enigmatic building in the heart of Prague. The Castle also provides a breathtaking, royal view over Charles Bridge, the Vltava river and the rest of Prague. Exploring the Castle complex will help us to discover more about the fascinating life of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV, and his contributions to his Empire. 

Please note in the summer months, even with skip-the-line tickets, there are still queues which cannot be avoided.
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