Krakovec Castle is an example of top Gothic architecture. Cracow was also destined to become the last refuge of Master J. Hus when he was declared a heretic and expelled from Prague. Scenes from the movie Long Live the Ghosts were filmed here.

Czech schoolchildren know Krakovec Castle as the place where Master Jan Hus stayed after he had to leave Prague. The romantic ruin with many surviving Gothic elements is considered an interesting example of 14th century castle architecture .

But Krakovec Castle is not just a romantic ruin , the number of preserved Gothic architectural elements, the unconventional design of the castle bay chapel, the construction of a semi-cylindrical tower and other details speak for the original scale and architectural concept of the castle and convincingly prove that Krakovec is the torso of unique castle architecture. Typical for the architecture of the Wenceslas court smelter was the castle chapel in the corner area and the south wing on the first floor. The torso of the bay window presbytery faces east and rests on a tall prismatic pillar.


Krakovec Castle
Krakow no. 4
270 35 Petrovice

Tel.: +420 313 549 302




GPS: 50.022456 13.664573

Region: Central Bohemian Region
Region: Rakovnicko
Tips for a trip: Petrovice and surroundings

Opening hours

1.5. – 31.5.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

1.6. – 30.6.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 18:00

July – August
1.7. – 31.8.
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:00

1.9. – 30.9.
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday Sunday 09:00 – 17:00

1.10. – 31.10.
Saturday Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

Open on public holidays. 15 and 18 April 10.00-16.00, 28 September 9.00-17.00 and 28.10. 10.00-16.00.


Price:  120 CZK

Reduced price:  100 CZK


The castle is partly barrier-free – a visit to the castle requires more experienced wheelchair users with sports carts. If they visit the castle together with assistance, they can also see its less accessible parts.


1.5 hours


  1. Review by Laura:

    Krakovec Castle is a true gem for Gothic architecture enthusiasts and history buffs alike. This article beautifully captures its significance, not only as a last refuge for Master Jan Hus but also as a testament to 14th-century castle design. The castle’s romantic ruins, combined with its well-preserved Gothic elements, offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. I was particularly intrigued by the castle’s unconventional design, including the semi-cylindrical tower and the unique bay chapel. The mention of Krakovec Castle’s appearance in the movie “Long Live the Ghosts” adds an interesting modern twist to its rich history. Overall, this article does an excellent job of highlighting Krakovec Castle’s architectural uniqueness and its importance in Czech history. A must-read for anyone planning to visit or interested in Gothic architecture!


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