"Hradchany" Castle Tip by viddra

Castle, Prague: 261 reviews and 477 photos


The Castle of Prague, standing on the hill over the left bank of the Vltava, was built in the 9th century.

This fortress, 1 of the largest in the world, has also been used as the royal residence, the seat of Prague?s Bishop... Nowadays, it?s the seat of the President of the Republic and historical and cultural centre of the country.

The 1st Czech monastery was founded here as well.

During its long history, the Castle?s undergone numerous reconstructions, including the enlargement after the fire in the 16th century when it was partially destroyed and the redesign after WWI.

The Changing of the Guard takes place daily every full hour.

Address: Prazsky hrad
Directions: trams 22 or 23, metro, or on foot
Phone: 420 224 373 368
Website: http://old.hrad.cz/

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  • Written Jun 26, 2008
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