It's like entering a fairy tale when you visit Prague Castle. See the highlights of the castle complex including the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane and St. George’s Basilica.
Despite the overwhelming amount of art and history in the castle, your local expert guide will make it easy for you to move around the grounds.
Meet your guide right in front of the Malostranská metro station near the Mánes Bridge. Take the tram up to Prague Castle from there. When you get inside, your tour guide will give you headphones so you can easily hear their commentary all the way through the tour.
Admire the Gothic architecture of St. Vitus. Look for the church's gargoyles on the outside. The Czech artist Alfons Mucha's Art Nouveau stained glass window will totally awe you. Admire the last judgment mosaic from the 14th century.
The chapel of St. Wenceslas, the baroque tomb of St. John of Nepomuk, and the tombs of St. Wenceslas and Charles IV are all worth seeing. Step inside the Old Royal Palace next. The Vladislav Hall's massive vaulted ceiling can be seen from below.
Step inside the room where the Defenestration of Prague took place. The Catholic governors of the Habsburg emperor and their secretary were thrown out of this window by Czech Protestant aristocrats, igniting the Thirty Years' War.
Pay a visit to the St. George's Basilica. The grandeur of the castle is offset by the basilica's stone walls and design. Walk up the double staircase to the location where St. Ludmila's relics are, then examine the fragments of 12th-century frescoes.
Stroll along the Golden Lane. The cottages in this alley were initially constructed for the sharpshooters of the castle, but they later housed goldsmiths. Artists like Franz Kafka lived there in later centuries.
Examine the Golden alley's reconstructed homes and workshops. See how Prague's working class lived in the castle's shadow.
- Children of 5 years old and under go free of charge
- Please bear in mind: on occasions of state visits, some parts of the castle might be restricted to visit
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes
• Tram ticket
• Admission ticket to Prague Castle (including St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and the Golden Lane)
• Expert local guide
• Use of short security line
• Prague Castle
Malá Strana, Praha 1, Česko