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Castle District (Hradcany)

One of Prague’s most visited attractions and the largest ancient castle in the world, Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad) is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, but the vast complex is made up of much more than just the castle. A distinctive part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Prague, the Hradcany, or Castle District, includes some the city’s finest works of architecture.

The hilltop castle stands proud in the center, a 7-hectare complex that includes the magnificent gothic St Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Riding School, the 10th century Basilica of St George and the medieval houses of Golden Lane, the former goldsmith’s district. A collection of grand palaces are also dotted around the castle district, including Archbishop's Palace, the Czernin Palace, the Martinez Palace and the Tuscan Palace, along with the Sternberg Palace, now the Museum of Military History, and the Scwarzenberg Palace, now home to part of the National Gallery. To the west of the main castle complex, the 14th century residential area also harbors a number of striking buildings, most notably the Loreto Sanctuary with its Baroque church, cloister and treasury all open to the public.

Practical Info:

Those looking to explore the Castle District can wander the castle grounds and gardens for free, but you’ll need to buy entrance tickets to enter the buildings or take a guided tour of the district.

Within walking distance of trams: 12, 20, 22, 57, 91

Tours & Tickets

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Prague Castle and Castle District Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Delve into the treasures of Prague Castle and Castle District on this 3-hour walking tour with an expert guide. Stroll across the Vltava River and roam the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $12.51

Night Time Mystery Walking Tour of Prague's Castle District

Take a 2-hour mystery night walking tour of Prague's Castle District (Hradcany) and discover Prague's charming dark side. Listen to tales about churches, ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.01

Prague Off the Beaten Path Morning Walking Tour

Enjoy this 4-hour walking tour that will introduce you not only to main sights but also hidden gems, while accompanied by a professional local guide. This tour ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.44

Prague Walking Tour Following in Mozart's Footsteps

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Get into the musical atmosphere of Prague on this guided tour of locations connected to the famous Austrian composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart visited ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.13

Private Half-Day Small-Group Walking Tour of Prague's Highlights

Enjoy this private 4-hour half-day small-group tour of Prague. Be introduced to all the city's sightseeing highlights and explore Prague's top attractions on a ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.05

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