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Prague Castle, Prague

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Looming above the left bank of the Vltava River, Prague Castle claims status as the largest castle complex in the world. Dating back to the ninth century, the imposing structure occupies nearly 70,000 sq m (753,000 sq ft), its grounds so big they include four churches and four palaces, as well as five different gardens. Once the seat of power for kings of Bohemia and Holy Roman emperors, the castle now serves as the official residence of the country's president. The structure has undergone four major reconstructions since the 12th century, and its blend of architectural styles earned it a spot on the World Heritage List. Make Prague Castle part of your personalized Prague itinerary using our Prague itinerary planning site.
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  • The castle has a great location. It’s way up on a hill and you can see it from all around. That said, I’ve seen a lot of castles in Europe and this one is just ok. It was mostly reworked and is in....  more
    The castle has a great location. It’s way up on a hill and you can see it from all around. That said, I’ve seen a lot of castles in Europe and this one is just ok. It was mostly reworked and is in....  more »
  • We have entered the castle from the rear entrance, after visiting the Royal gardens, no entry fee to just walk around and enjoy the view. There was a security check, very short line at 10 am, quick... 
    We have entered the castle from the rear entrance, after visiting the Royal gardens, no entry fee to just walk around and enjoy the view. There was a security check, very short line at 10 am, quick...  more »
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  • Prague Castle is a castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic, built in the 9th century. It is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was a seat of power for kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Today Prague Castle, besides being the seat of the head of state, is also an important cultural and historical monument. The Crown Jewels are kept at Prague Castle, as are the relics of Bohemian kings, precious Christian relics, art treasures and historical documents. You can enter the castle through the main entrance. Walking around the empty grounds will make the experience even more magical. If you can, plan your visit to the castle for during the week, as the weekend always sees the biggest crowds. There are 3 entrances to Prague Castle, all of which have security checks. Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. The Guinness Book of Records claims that Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and its magnitude is certainly astonishing. The castle is also the city's most recognizable landmark, because it dominates the skyline: the castle is perched majestically on the hillside in the Castle
  • Absolutely amazing castle ! The architecture is very beautiful. Had a wonderful time over here. The view too from the castle of the Prague city is mesmerizing. Had an amazing time over here ! I wish to visit this place again , just can't get over it, it's truly wonderful. It's very huge as well. One of the must recommended places to visit in the city of Prague.

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