Prague Castle In Prague, Czech Republic
Walk through the History of Prague Castle
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About Prague Castle In Prague
Prague Castle, Czech Republic, is the largest castle in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site and is spread over 70,000 acres of land. Since the Velvet Revolutions Castle Prague has gone under extensive repairs. The castle receives 1.8 million visitors each year and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Prague.
Prince Borivoj of the Premyslid dynasty founded Prague Castle in the 9th century. Rumor has it that the first princely palace was made out of wood. Prague Castle will take a lot of time to visit, so it is best to take a guided tour.
Apart from the main Castle, one can visit the Old Royal Palace and the Vladislav Hall is a beautifully built monument. The massive hall is used for coronations, banquets, markets and even jousting events. The other important place to visit is St. Vitus Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and it also holds tombs of various important saints and Bohemian Kings.
While visiting the Old Royal Palace, one can visit the Story of Prague, which exhibits the history of the castle. It is a detailed story of the castle over 1000 years. The museum also holds Czech Jewels and treasures of St. Vitus Cathedral.
The best way to make the most of the visit, one can join the Prague Castle Walking Tour which is 3.5 hours long but is perfect for first time visitors. One can also opt for Hop-On-Hop-Off tour; it also includes a scenic cruise ride over Vltava River.
Changing of the guards is a colorful and traditional ceremony which needs to be added to the list of what to see in Prague Castle. The Prague Castle Gardens are not to be missed. The most famous of all is the Royal Garden, it was added in 1534 and comprises of a Ball Game Pavilion, the Lion’s Court and the Royal Summer House. There is Singing Fountain present in the Royal Summer House, where the dropping of water sounds like the ringing of bells.
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Yes, it is allowed to take pictures in the complex but one has to purchase a photo license to take pictures indoors.
One will need to allocate 2 to hours just to visit the castle.
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