Prague Castle, which is the traditional seat of Czech monarchs and since 1918 also the seat of the President of the Republic, is the most visited monument in the Czech Republic. Successive additions and modifications to Prague Castle created one of the largest castle complexes in the world, which is visited by thousands of visitors every day.

Prague Castle is open to visitors all year round and they can see: the Old Royal Palace , the permanent exhibition The Story of Prague Castle , the Basilica of St. George , the Institute of the Nobles , the Golden Lane with the Daliborka Tower , the Prague Castle Picture Gallery , the Powder Tower and the St. Wenceslas Vineyard . Get to know the history of the Czech Republic too!

Prague Castle was probably founded around 880 by Prince Bořivoj from the Přemyslov family . According to the Guinness Book of RecordsPrague Castle is the largest continuous castle complex in the world, it covers an area of ​​almost 70,000 m² and is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.

The buildings of Prague Castle represent all the architectural styles of the last millennium. The dominant structure of the Prague Castle area is the Cathedral of St. Vít , Václav and Vojtěch , which is also the resting place of many Czech kings and the Czech crown jewels are also stored here . The foundation stone was laid by Charles IV in 1344. In connection with the elevation of the Prague bishopric to an archbishopric. The main architect was Matyáš from Arras , and later, after his death, Petr Parléř .

What else can be seen at Prague Castle?

Other visitor facilities in the castle area are, for example, the Monastery of St. George with the adjacent Basilica of St. George , Chapel of St. Crosses , Church of All Saints, Old Royal Palace , Powder Tower ( Mihulka ) , exhibition The Story of Prague Castle , Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower , Prague Castle Picture Gallery , Rožmberk Palace . They are accessible from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Prague Castle Riding School is also very popular , currently an important Prague exhibition hall, where exhibitions of the most prominent artists are regularly held.

The ceremonial changing of the soldiers of the Castle Guard with fanfares and the exchange of standards always takes place at 12:00 in the 1st courtyard, the changing of posts takes place every full hour from 7:00 to 20:00.

The gardens of Prague Castle and the Deer Moat are open from April 1 to October 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

House of the falconer: Even in Prague Castle there are places hidden from the eyes of ordinary tourists. One of them is an inconspicuous falconer’s house in the original development of the riding yard. A falconer, a ditch guard and a corporal of the local military garrison lived in it . The house is currently unoccupied, but that will change. In recent years, it underwent extensive reconstruction with the help of restorers and will open here in 2019 exposition dedicated to falconry .

Prague castle catedral photo by: kemal onur özman


Administration of Prague Castle
Prague Castle
119 08 Prague 1

Tel.: +420 224 371 111



GPS: 50.090672 14.400008

Region: Prague
City: Prague 1

Opening hours

January – December
1.1. – 31.12.
Monday – Sunday 06:00 – 22:00

The Castle’s visitor facilities are accessible:
summer: April 1 – October 31 daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (St. Vitus Cathedral Mon – Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

winter: November 1 – March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (St. Vitus Cathedral Mon – Sat: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

In winter, the Prague Castle gardens, including the Deer Moat, are closed (except for the Na Baště garden).


Price:  350 CZK

Reduced price:  175 CZK

Family entrance fee:  700 CZK

The listed entrance fee is for a large circuit.


2.5 hours



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