"Prague from the Rock" Castle Tip by mbsimjam

Castle, Prague: 261 reviews and 477 photos

Strolling through Prague Castle is much different than places like Blarney, Neuschwanstein, Edinburgh, etc. It is, by far, the largest castle I have been in. It is more of a walled town than a castle in my opinion, with about 6 or 7 components, each serving a seperate purpose, and each being constructed in different eras.

This makes for a very interesting afternoon, as you explore not only the history of the use status of the castle, but you also go on a historical tour of several architectural periods.

The centerpiece of the castle is St. Vitus Cathedral, with is a gothic monster! It towers over the remaining 3 churches, which are all constructed in different architectural styles.

There are also several palaces to explore, as well as the Golden Lane, which is a small trip into a fairy tale.

Address: Prazsky hrad
Directions: Take the metro/tram to Malostranska and walk up the hill
Phone: +420 224 373 368
Website: http://www.hrad.cz/en/prazsky_hrad/navsteva_hradu.shtml

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 23, 2007
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