Prague Castle is one of the main tourist attractions in Prague, Czech Republic.
It is also the largest ancient castle in the world and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. Prague Castle houses several museums with collections covering various aspects of history, art and natural and human culture.
As you can see, there is much to see and discover in this unique castle. There is nothing better than discovering it with an experienced guide on a Free Tour like the ones we offer at GuruWalk.
Actually, more than talking about Prague Castle, we should talk about the Castle Quarter. Entering the castle grounds you will first discover St. Vitus Cathedral.
St. Vitus Cathedral is a medieval church located on Prague Castle Hill in the Old Town of Prague. It was built sometime before 1230 and has since been rebuilt several times and has been famous for its architecture, art and history.
The cathedral is named after St. Vitus, who was from a Bohemian noble family and was the patron saint of Bohemia. The construction of St. Vitus Cathedral began around 1233 by Přemysl Otakar II, who was also king of Bohemia at the time. He wanted to build a church to commemorate his father; King Wenceslas I, who died in 1230. Due to political struggles with his brothers, he left Prague in 1247 and never returned, which caused delays in completion.
Another point of interest at Prague Castle is the Royal Palace of Prague. But also the Basilica of St. George or the viewpoint of the Castle itself.
Prague Castle covers a total area of more than 20 acres and as you have already seen, it not only houses these unique buildings, but also an impressive collection of historic rooms and chambers, chapels and museums, gardens and courtyards, as well as richly decorated royal flats and period furnishings.
The castle is open to the public all year round, as it is home to some fascinating sites such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane with its charming medieval lanes and alleys, or the Powder Tower, one of the few remaining Renaissance towers in Europe, just to name a few.