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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslaus and Adalbert (Czech: metropolitní katedrála svatého Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha) is a Roman Catholic metropolitan cathedral in Prague, the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. Until 1997, the cathedral was dedicated only to Saint Vitus, and is still commonly named only as St. Vitus Cathedral.
Excellent place, we spent hours here but never got to see everything. Inside the grounds is a very old basilica with amazing frescos. There is a big church filled with wonderful art work and stained glass windows of an exceptional standard. There is an old Street filled with contents from different eras in little houses. I would like to go again. There is a restaurant with the best goulash and dumplings I had in Prague and a great view from the terrace.
Beautiful, extensive, and well preserved castle complex. Definitely a must if visiting Prague. You could easily spend most of the day here. My kids, ages 5 and 7, were quite bored as it's mostly gawking at stunning architecture and watching the changing of the guard. Fun for adults, just not as much for active, hands-on kids. The toy museum and armory museum are okay, but again not hands-on. The toys (because they're old and on exhibit) are behind glass. There are places to eat and grab snacks in the castle complex, which is great. The castle complex gets very hot in the summer, but there are ice cream stands available.
Amazing views both up and down the castle. Very crowded but the stained glass windows in the interior are beautiful. If you like exercise there are several ways to climb up and they also have a bus as needed. Definitely recommend for any traveler in Prague at night and during the day!
Well worth the visit even if you don't go inside. We saw cool stairs, funny dudes and a well. Interesting fact: watch dudes seemed like they had been there for quite a while and they were bit unstable. We are not sure if there is beer available, but that's probably the case so no worries.
This is a fascinating insight to the history of Prague. The views are magnificent from the top of the hill. There are various ticket options available, so you only pay to see what you are interested in. We particularly enjoyed Golden Lane, some of which are set up as they were when occupied. There is a huge selection of armour through the ages in the castle. Our ticket also included the cathedral which has some beautiful stained glass windows. There are some cafes, we had hot wine and cake to combat the freezing temperatures. Make sure you have small coins for entering the washrooms.
Nice architecture and well maintained. Don’t buy any tickets if you are not interested in in deep history of that site. Ticket will give you access of some larger parts of the place which you anyway can see without ticket. Don’t take audio guide, it cost 14 euros which is lynching and not at all worth it. You have came back to staring point of the tour to return audio guide and take back your security deposit. Personally just go and see all the free things.
Amazing castle with a lot of things to see and do and some incredible architecture. St. Vitus Cathedral was ornate and breathtaking in it's intricacy. Can get very busy so earlier in the day is better. The audio tour for the cathedral is a little expensive and can be supplemented with information you can find online, just do a search and guide yourself. The rest of the grounds hold some very interesting things about the castle itself as well as the history of Prague.
Free entry to castle compound which let's you enjoy all the historical buildings from outside! Lovely walk through the compound. Gets quite busy even during off peak season (we were there in March during the afternoon). Worth putting this early in your trip to Prague in case some buildings are closed, you will get the chance to go again later.
Haven't seen the interior of many buildings because you had to pay a fee. The cathedral is impressive. You can enter for free. It is enormous and well detailed. There's a quick security check on entrance to the castle but not like the ones at airports.
I found this place a rich in history. You need at least 3 to 4 hours to completely visit the place. The view of city from this point is amazing and breathtaking. You can either go by tourist bus provided by private booking companies or through tram. You need to climb a slope to get there. There are fancy cars which give you entire city ride. And dont forget to use the telescope. Overall in Prague, I found this place most beautiful and amazing.
Beautifully maintained. Stunning views. Free to walk around most of the grounds. What more could you want?! A bit of a trek from the old town area but worth it if you walk along Charles Bridge and ascend the hill to the castle. Beautiful walk and a must see when in Prague.
Beautiful place! Must visit in Prague! But, I recommend to not visit it too early, maybe a bit afternoon because in the morning, until around 10AM there were so many tourists and groups, there was a very, very long waiting queue at the St Vitus Cathedral, but around 2PM, the line was completely gone. I also recommend to buy the complete ticket, because it’s cheaper and all attractions are a must see! The golden lane was good, but it was also crowded by groups in the morning. There were bookshops, cosmetics and skincare shops, etc. I purchased the beer hair mask and it’s really worth trying out.
Well worth the visit. Different prices for entry to various things. A lot of variety, and amazing views of Prague as it's up on the hill. The armory exhibition was a lot of fun. And Gold Lane too. The castle itself and of course the amazing cathedral. A great day out.
I love the castle complex, especially the garden area. The view is very superb! I was actually sceptic at first since I had only seen it in video, but it is really beautiful. You can see most of Prague from south garden and can climb the tower to get a better view of it. The history of this castle is very long and worth reading. Also, the cathedral inside is very AMAZING, it is very old but still maintained quite well. I wonder how could they made such wonderful place? Too bad is that there are so many payments, I need to pay for everything, but considering the maintenance needed, well it's kind of worth it.
A Heritage property with great history. A must visit. The castle was constructed over 4 centuries and one can see the different shades of the castle which depicts the age of the construction. It's really interesting and funny how some architects got themselves engraved on such a Heritage monument. Also, great to check out that Sponsorship working on heritage sites.. a must visit for all who love to know about history and architecture...
If you don't visit the castle your trip to Prague is a waste. There are 3 different kinds of entry tickets to choose from if I remember correctly, to visit different sites inside the castle. Reserve a whole day and be prepared to walk to enjoy the castle. It can be reached by the trans easily from the city. You can also take a scenic walk from old Town square through Charles bridge.
One of the best place in world to Visit. Prague Castle is one of Prague's main attractions and may be one of your most memorable experiences of Prague. Use these tips to make the most of your visit. Plan the night before to visit Prague Castle early in the morning. If you go early, you'll be able to beat the crowd. Prague Castle opens at 9 am. Plan to arrive a little before 9. You'll notice the crowds gradually thicken over the course of the next hour or two. You should allow 2-3 hours at minimum for visiting Prague Castle. However, if you find that you want to follow the audio tour, seeing the Prague Castle Complex may take longer. Make sure you've eaten breakfast before you go. You can get lunch in the vicinity of Prague Castle after your visit and digest all you've seen over hot dumplings or cold beer. Don't let previous bad experiences with audio tours prevent you from renting the one for Prague Castle. The English language audio tour is easily understood, offers quality information, and is thorough. (If you aren't interested in history, it's almost too thorough, but you can fast forward through what doesn't interest you). In addition to the tickets and the audio tour, you have the option of purchasing a license that will allow you to take photos on the interiors of the buildings that make up the Prague Castle complex. If you have a camera, purchase this license. St. Vitus Cathedral, in particular, is visually stunning, and you'll find yourself disappointed if you can't take photos while you're there. St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the most interesting and beautiful buildings in the Prague Castle complex. Visit Vitus Cathedral before you see anything else. Traipsing around the complex can quickly wear you out, so you should see St. Vitus Cathedral while you've still got lots of energy and enthusiasm. Prague Castle is an enormous complex of buildings, most of which will only protect you from extreme weather conditions to some degree. If the weather is cold, you'll be cold throughout your tour of Prague Castle. If it's rainy, you'll get wet walking from building to building. Comfortable walking shoes should be worn for your tour of Prague Castle. Like all walkways in Prague, the squares and alleys in Prague Castle are paved with bricks, some of which have settled into uneven angles and can become slick when wet. Try to see Prague Castle on a weekday. Weekends at Prague Castle see the worst crowds.
Nothing compared to Edinburgh castle. The cathedral was great. Its a good idea to take no 22 tram from the city to go there. Tram tickets can only be bought in shops, specially tobacco shops. Some stations has ticket machines as well. There are few other attractions nearby within walkable distance. We had a panoramic view of the city from up there.
If you are in Prague, the castle is a must to visit. When you get at the top, there is a beautiful view of the city with it’s brick roofs and old bridges. The church is very impressive, too. The entry to the church is free, so everyone can pip inside and get a glimpse of its interior and stained windows. But you still have to buy tickets to have a proper tour. There is a small garden and a restaurant nearby to recharge your batteries.
This is one of the beautiful places you should visit when you are on holiday in Prague! It has a lot of history and a lot of interesting stories to discover, you can also buy tickets to get to the more historic locations. We took a city tour and that led us right through here, our guide has told a lot of the history and answered a lot of questions. Don't miss out on this beautiful place, when the evening comes and the lights turn on it is even more beautiful.