When I can visit the Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) ?

The castle  is open daily April to October from 5am to midnight, and November to March from 6am to 11pm; sights within the castle (unless otherwise stated) are open daily April to October from 9am to 6pm, and November to March from 9am to 4pm.

Is the Prague Castle has a Free Entry ?

Partly yes, see the below…

Prague Castle Stairs, from Malostranské náměstí. (Photo by: Kemal Onur Ozman)
This is the view of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral view in the Prague Castle by Kemal Onur Ozman
St. Vitus Cathedral’s Baroque style door ( Photo: Kemal Onur Ozman)

You can wander freely through most of the streets, courtyards and gardens of the castle and watch the changing of the guard without a ticket. For the sights within the castle (excluding the cathedral) there are two main types of multi-entry ticket available: the velký okruh or long tour (350Kč), which gives you entry to most sights, including the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica and Convent of sv Jiří, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery and the Zlatá ulička; and the malý okruh or short tour around 300Kč, which only covers the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of sv Jiří and the Zlatá ulička. Tickets are valid for two days? and available from several places, including the main information centre in the third courtyard, opposite the cathedral, where you can also rent an English-language audioguide (250Kč for 2hr?).

The Muzeum hraček, Lobkovický palác and any temporary exhibitions such as those held in Císařská konírna and Jízdárna, all have different opening hours and separate admission charges (see the relevant entries for details).

How to visit Prague Castle President Room

The state rooms used by the president are open to the public two days a year: currently the Saturday after May 8 and the Saturday after October 28.

Prague city view from the Prague Castle (you can see from left to right; St. Nicholas Church, National Museum, Church of St. Ludmila) Photo by: Kemal Onur Ozman

Which Cafe we should sit at the castle ?

Within the castle precincts there are several cafés and restaurants. If you simply want a quick cup of coffee, the best one to head for is the Café Poet, which has outside tables and is hidden away in the peaceful and little-visited Zahrada na baště at the western end of the castle. Also just ourside of the castle Starbucks has a great locaiton to see the Prague frm the top.

This is near by the Startbucks at the Prague Castle. You can see the Charles Bridge background of the photo. Beautiful couple (photo by: Prague Photographer Kemal Onur Ozman)
  • Castle Web Page: www.hrad.cz
  • Photographer: www.kemalonurozman.com

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