"Prague Castle" Castle Tip by la0124

Castle, Prague: 261 reviews and 477 photos


Prague Castle is the most popular sight visited in Prague. It is the largest ancient castle in the world (570 m long, on average 128 m wide, area 7.28 hectares).
Constructed in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj, the castle transformed itself from a wooden fortress surrounded by earthen bulwarks to the imposing form it has today. Rulers made their own additions so there is a mixture of styles. Prague castle has had four major reconstructions, but it keeps its classical facelift it took on in the 18 century during the reign of Maria Theresa.
The castle has three courtyards and it has always been the seat of Czech rulers as well as the official residence. Allow at least half a day (it does not include time for museum visits) if you want to examine it in depth.

There are several ways in visiting such a beauty and one of the most favored route is walking thru Karluv Most or what tourist would say "Charles Bridge".

Address: Prazsky hrad
Phone: 420 224 373 368
Website: http://old.hrad.cz/

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  • Written May 28, 2003
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