"Prague Castle" Castle Tip by Krumlovgirl

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Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Not just a castle, but a huge complex of buildings-twelve in all. It was constructed in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj and over the years different rulers made their own additions so there is a mixture of styles. It has had four major reconstructions, but it keeps its classical facelift it took on in the 18 century during the reign of Maria Theresa. It has three courtyards and it has always been the seat of Czech rulers as well as the official residence. A massive structure that is best viewed from the Charles Bridge at night-it stays lit until midnight. You can wander around the grounds for free, but you have to pay to go inside the four main attractions. It only costs about $3 to do this. This could definitely take up an entire day-or two or three depending on how much time you want to devote to it.

Address: Prazsky hrad
Phone: +420 224 373 368
Website: http://www.prague.cz/prague-castle.asp

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  • Updated Dec 15, 2004
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