Discover the awe-inspiring splendor of the Prague Castle on a 3-hour guided tour. Breeze through the castle entrance by using the shortest security…
A trip to Prague would not be complete without visiting the magnificent Prague Castle. Get advice on how to lessen your wait in the security line,…
Explore spectacular Prague Castle and visit St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, and Golden Lane. Take a tram ride up to the castle from the…
Discover the Old Town, the New Town and the Castle in Prague on a guided evening tour. Ride on the famous tram number 22 past famous sights, as your…
See the best of Prague by land and water on a combined 3.5-hour bus, boat and walking tour. Marvel at the monuments of Old Town, Lesser Town and the…
This self-guided tour includes five of Prague’s most important sites, St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Old Royal Palace, St. Georg's Basilica at…
Listen to the music of Pachelbel, Mozart, and Vivaldi in a 1-hour concert performed by 6 musicians and a violin soloist from the Prague Royal…
Explore Prague Castle, including the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of St. George and the charming Golden Lane.
Enjoy panoramic views of Prague on a romantic 2-hour evening walking tour. See all the main monuments of the Prague Castle complex illuminated for…
Top sights in Prague
This sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the seat of the ancient Kings of Bohemia. Today, it is the most significant Czech monument and an important cultural institution in the Czech Republic. Here are some interesting factual tidbits about this Central European marvel.
With an area of about 215,000 ft² (over 18 acres!), Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle in the world!
Housed within the castle complex is the magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral. An amazing example of Gothic architecture, it remains one of the most important churches in the country.
Due to hundreds of years of political changeovers and ever-shifting cultural influences, the castle complex features broad mix of architectural styles, from Romanesque to ornate Baroque.
This small musical group (not in fact a full orchestra in residence) play outside the gates of the castle regularly for tourists and are worth hearing on your visit!
As Prague Castle is the official residence and office of the President of the Czech Republic, a Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place each day on the hour.
The opening times vary throughout the year, so be sure to check the website before you visit. The Courtyards are open Apr-Oct: Daily 5:00AM - Midnight; Nov - Mar: Daily: 6:00AM - 11:00PM. Prague Castle Buildings (Interiors): Apr - Oct: Daily 9:00AM - 5:00PM; Nov - Mar: Daily 9:00AM-4:00PM.
With the castle complex being so large and so much housed within it, tours are advised. You can go on a guided tour, or take an audio tour and enjoy discovering the castle for yourself.
There are different ticket options depending on how much of the castle complex you want to see. The most extensive option, which they call Circuit A, costs 350 CZK (about 15 US dollars). The discounted price for youth and seniors is 175 CZK and family admission is 700 CZK.
- When should I visit?Varies depending on the season. The Courtyards are open in the summer from 5AM until midnight. The castle buildings are open during typical work hours (9-5). The winter hours are only slightly more limited.
- Is it expensive?It is free to wander around the Courtyards. Entrance tickets vary.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Check out our tours to find the best fit for your excursion.
- How to get thereIf you want to go by foot, prepare for a scenic but quite steep trek uphill. To save your calves, you can take tram 22 to Pražský hrad and leave by metro from Malostranská station.
- Additional informationWant to snap some photos inside the castle buildings? Make sure to purchase a photography license from the ticket stand.
What people are saying about Prague Castle
What can I say that would do justice to our Prague Castle tour with Petra? It was the best of all experiences during our week long stay in Prague. My wife and I wanted to have Petra for our entire stay in Prague. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the Castle and Prague in general. She had our private and small tour group incredibly engaged. Our tour group was multi-national and she spoke to each one of us. Her English was perfect, she had a great personality and was very fun and funny! We learned so much about Prague and she left us with a fantastic impression of the city and its people.
We were told by a walking tour guide that we need not have paid for entry to the Castle since so much of it is free to look through, but we found the tickets to the 5 buildings worth it - especially to get out of the cold for a while! We had no trouble exchanging out voucher for tickets at the Palace.
Petra was the best. She provided great info about the castle and history not shared in the audio your or if going by yourself. Definitely worth the price.
Tour guide is excellent in keeping his audience interested, entertained and informed. The tour involves a lot of walking so I really suggest to wear comfortable shoes!
Fantastic tour if your limited to time or as an introduction to the city as further points of interest and things to do are pointed out. Covers a lot of ground quickly with a charming, enthusiastic, knowledgable guide. He wont lose you as he has a trusty baby terminator. Great tour, lot of ground and facts covered.