Once the seat of many Czech Kings of Bohemia

Standing proud on the city skyline, the Prague Castle is possibly the most important historical monument in the city, covering an area of 45 hectares. Not only is it a national cultural monument though, it’s also a symbol of over a millennia of Czech development.

First built in the 9th century, it has been continually developing over the past 11 centuries. Because of this, the monumental complex represents a range of architectural styles and eras.

At the heart of the castle, the Gothic Cathedral, St. Vitus Cathedral is symbolic of the Czech state, founded in 1344. This grandeur cathedral is decorated with precious art pieces and is also the crypt of many Bohemian Kings. You’ll also find the coronation jewels are here too.

Other highlights of the castle include Basiica of St George, the Old Royal Palace with its architectural and historic displays, the Villa Richter, where you’ll find cultural events like Jazz at the Castle and the Lobkowicz Palace – home to a museum and restaurant with an incredible view.

You can take a guided tour in English, just stop by the information centre in the second and third courtyards.

Pražský hrad, 119 08 Praha 1, Czech Republic

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