A huge complex
What is called Prague Castle is actually a huge complex containing museums, churches, palaces and gardens. Huge Gothic cathedral of St. Vitus is dominant on the skyline. Being the focal point of Prague and the biggest castle complex in the world, Prague Castle is located on the hill above Charles Bridge and the Vltava River.
St. Vitus Cathedral
The most famous dominant feature of Prague Castle is the St. Vitus Cathedral. You will see beautifully decorated interior created by medieval masters and amazing stained-glass windows made by the Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha. The cathedral houses the tombs and remains of important saints and Czech rulers such as tomb of St. Wenceslas, St. John of Nepomuk, Charles IV and Rudolf II. It is also important not to miss to see the imposing mosaic of the Last Judgement above the Golden Gate and make the climb up to the main tower which offers one of the most spectacular views over Prague.
You can wander around courtyards, palaces, museums and garden all day long for free. The grandeur of the place will keep you busy for at least half a day. The buildings in the complex range from the Romanesque to the Gothic. The Royal Palace itself was home to Bohemian kings during the 9th century. The Basilica of St. George dates from the 10th century. You can also visit the Riding School, the gardens (open in the summer only), and Golden Lane, a charming row of medieval houses from the old goldsmith’s district.
The true treasures of Prague Castle are hidden inside. You can choose from the many museums and exhibitions which are held here all year round. If you will visit the Picture Gallery at Prague Castle you will be able to see spectacular works of Titian or Rubens.
Location: Prague 11908
Nearby hotels: Pod Vezi, Golden Well Hotel, Aparthotel City 5
Nearby sights: Old Town (Stare Mesto), Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral
Official website: https://www.hrad.cz/en/prague-castle-for-visitors
Tel.: 420 224 373 368