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Prague Castle

Visit Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest palace in the world. Here, witness the grandeur of Vladislav Hall, Daliborka Tower, Old Royal Palace & more. Book Prague Castle tickets to enjoy skip-the-line entry, guided tours, return transfers, and combo experiences.

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Prague Castle

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Skip-the-ticketing line admission to Prague Castle complex

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Ticket and orientation introduction in English

Audio guide in 7 languages (optional)

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15-minute mobile guide introduction in English (optional)

Orientation map (optional)

2.5 guided tour of Prague Castle complex (including the interiors)

English/French/Spanish/Italian/German-speaking guide

Skip-the-line entry to Old Royal Palace

Skip-the-line entry to St. Vitus Cathedral

Skip-the-line entry to St. George’s Basilica

Skip-the-line entry to Golden Lane

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Skip-the-line ticket to Prague Castle

English or German-speaking guide

Entrance fee: Prague Castle: St Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, St. George´s Basilica, Golden Lane

Air-conditioned vehicle

1-hour boat cruise: daily from 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm

Cancellation policy
These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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About Prague Castle

Prague Castle, the world's largest ancient castle, dates back to the 9th century. It encompasses Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the picturesque Golden Lane, and the Old Royal Palace. This historical gem offers panoramic views of Prague, houses the Bohemian Crown Jewels, and reflects centuries of architectural evolution.


Address
119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
Also known as
Pražský hrad
Founded by
Prince Bořivoj
Visitor’s per year
1400000
Expected wait time - Standard
1-2 hours (Peak), 30-60 mins (Off Peak)
Unesco status
1992

Why visit Prague Castle?

Did you know?
  • Prague Castle has been recorded as the largest coherent castle complex in the world by Guinness World Records.
  • The castle's iconic St. Vitus Cathedral took almost 600 years to complete, with construction starting in 1344 and finishing in 1929.
  • Inside the castle complex, you'll find the Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building inside the Prague Castle complex. It houses one of the oldest and largest private art collections in Central Europe.
  • The Golden Lane is the most picturesque place inside the castle complex and features tiny brightly colored houses.
  • Prague Castle houses the unique Daliborka Tower, which was once used as a prison and is named after the knight Dalibor of Kozojedy, who was held captive there.

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Lovely place to visit, went so easy from booking to meeting out ticket people Thanks for making our visit to Prague special
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The guides were very helpful though the audio guide appeared to go contrary to the flow of traffic in the attractions. It seemed to be left to right as opposed to right to left. Very informative regardless. It could be cleaer that all you needed was the booking reference number as I was looking for a qr code.
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Very knowledgeable guide who handled the waiting time due to the queues well. The castle complex is well worth the visit.
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2 Hour Guided Tour of Prague Castle & Castle District
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Teodora

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The guide was super nice and friendly, told us a lot and took extra time. We could ask questions at any time and always got a super interesting answer.
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Christian

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A great tour with a very experienced guide! I was lucky enough to get a private tour as no one else wanted to do a German-speaking tour. :-) Absolutely recommended and worth a booking!
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Mia Green

Mia

5/5
Really nice tour of the Karlstejn Castle. Bus ride was very comfortable. Our guide was very very informative and we learnt quite a few interesting stories from the past. Highly recommend this tour to everyone in Prague!
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The architecture of the Karlstejn is absolutely perfect. Really impressed by the St. Wenceslas' crown, Knight's Hall and Great Tower. Very immersive guide who provided nice facts and details.
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Natalia Long

Natalia

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Very good value for money combo experience! Loved both the tours included and had a really wonderful time on both the days.
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Prague Castle Guide

Prague Castle is a large castle complex in Prague, Czech Republic and is the official residence of the President of the Czech Republic. The castle was built in the 9th century and has been expanded and renovated many times over the centuries. The castle complex includes several palaces, churches, gardens, and museums. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can now explore the castle grounds and learn about its importance. Here is everything you should know before your visit: choosing the right Prague Castle tickets, location, opening hours, what to expect, and more.
The historic Prague Castle has been the Czech Republic president’s – and all former ruling government’s – official seat for centuries now. It is one of the most popular landmarks in Prague. If you’re planning a visit, there are various Prague Castle tickets to choose from: Prague Castle skip-the-line tickets to save time, guided tours to get an in-depth insight into the landmark, as well as combo tours to visit more attractions in Prague. 
If you’re looking to save time and bypass the long waiting lines, go for Prague Castle skip-the-line tickets. These allow priority entry into the castle and allow you to explore on your own time. Enjoy a 2-day validity to visit according to your own schedule and enjoy flexible cancelation.

Recommended experiences

Skip the long lines and explore the Prague Castle’s top highlights with this ticket, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, Old Royal Palace, and Golden Lane.
What better way to learn about the history, architecture, and royalty of the Prague Castle than on a Prague Castle guided tour? You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will accompany you on your tour and regale you with fascinating stories of the Prague Castle. An added benefit of booking guided tours is that you also enjoy priority entry into the castle.

Recommended experiences

Avoid the waiting lines and explore Prague Castle with an expert guided on this 2.5 hour detailed guided tour.
There’s plenty to see, do, and discover in the charming city of Prague. If you’re looking to save time, money, and explore more, a combo tour is the best way to go. Enjoy access to multiple attractions and experiences in Prague, along with the Prague Castle. Some experiences included in combo tours could be a visit to the Astronomical Clock, a river cruise, walking tours, the National Museum and more. What’s more is that these tickets also may include priority entry.

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On this combo tour, enjoy skip-the-line entry to Prague Castle, after which you can embark on a relaxing cruise on the Vltava River with on-board commentary.
Skip-the-lines and save time as you enjoy priority entry to two of the top attractions in Prague: the Prague Castle and the Astronomical Clock Tower. 
What are Prague Castle opening hours?
The Prague Castle is open every day of the week. From 1 November to 31 March, the Prague Castle Complex is open between 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, while the historical buildings are open between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
From 1 April to 31 October, the Prague Castle Complex is open between 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, while the historical buildings are open between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
What is the best time to visit Prague Castle?
The best time to visit would be during early morning hours on weekdays so as to avoid large crowds. The best time of year would be to avoid the summer months between June to September and visit between October- November and January to April.
How long should I spend at Prague Castle?
To explore all the major highlights of the Prague Castle, it’s best to set aside at least 2-3 hours of your day. 
Where is Prague Castle located?
Prague Castle is located at Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia.
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Can I take the tram or metro to Prague Castle?
Yes, you can take both. If you take the tram, you can get off at Královský letohrádek, Pražský hrad, or Pohořelec stations, with Pražský hrad being the most popular one as it is less than 5 mins away on foot. If you take the metro, the two common stop points are Malostranská, Hradčanská, with the former being only 8 minutes away on foot.
Are return transfers included in my Prague Castle tours?
It depends on which tour you go for. Some guided tours and night tours may include transfers, but standard entry tickets and combo tours may not. You can check these details in the inclusions section of each ticket.
Is Prague Castle wheelchair accessible?
Yes, most areas of the castle have been renovated to accommodate differently-abled visitors. 
Is photography permitted at Prague Castle?
Photography is only permitted in buildings that are open to the public. Moreover, only photography for personal consumption is permitted, while professional equipment for commercial photography is not.
Is storage facility available at Prague Castle?
No, locker rooms are not available here. Guests are advised to avoid carrying large luggage or bags.
Prague Castle is a fascinating blend of architectural styles and it houses more than 100 monuments. Here are the top highlights of Prague Castle.

Vladislav Hall

The Gothic Vladislav Hall is one of the most impressive parts of Prague Castle. It was built in the 15th century and is home to spectacular ceiling frescoes by the Renaissance painter, Pavel de Brazza. The hall is named after King Vladislaus II, who was responsible for its construction. It is used for state functions and important ceremonies, such as coronations and the crowning of new kings.

Basilica of St. George

Built in the 18th century, the basilica is adorned with the largest panel of Anton Raphael Mengs’ Baroque altar painting that depicts the martyrdom of St. George. The Basilica of St. George is located on the north side of Prague Castle and is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. It was built between 1703 to 1735 and is dedicated to St George’s honour and piety. Must-see here is the basilica’s Baroque interior with painted frescoes and a beautiful ceiling fresco.

St. Vitus Cathedral

This is the largest and most important church in Prague. It dates back to the 14th century and contains the tombs of St. Wenceslas and St Sigismund. The St. Vitus Cathedral dominates the castle complex with its massive twin towers. It is the only cathedral in the country that was spared destruction during the Hussite wars. St. Vitus is also the home to the iconic Czech crown jewels and the Bohemian crown jewels.

Daliborka Tower

Built in the 15th century, the Daliborka Tower is the only original Gothic building left in the Prague Castle. It is also known as "Hell's Hole" because it was used for imprisoning captives during the reign of King Wenceslas IV, who tortured them by having them stand up to their necks in water, and placing a red-hot crown on their heads. Daliborka Tower is the place where Dalibor, a real knight from the 15th century, was imprisoned by King Wenceslas IV.

Old Royal Palace

The Old Royal Palace was the seat of Bohemian kings from the 13th to the 16th century. In the 14th century, it was the largest palace of its kind in Central Europe. It was destroyed by fire in 1541 and it has been used as a source for stone material ever since. Parts of the old Royal palace can be seen in the courtyard of Prague Castle. The old Royal Palace is presently closed to visitors for renovation. Visitors can view the exterior of the old Royal Palace from Krcmery Steps opposite the Powder Tower.
As one of the most popular cities in Europe, there’s plenty of things to do in Prague. Here are the top few:

Vysehrad Castle

At first glance, Vysehrad Castle may seem like nothing more than an empty ruin situated high above the city overlooking the Vltava River. However, this place has a long and interesting history. It once served as one of the main fortresses defending the city of Prague, and was also used as both a prison and the residence of Czech royalty. Today visitors can explore the ruins of the fortress, as well as its beautiful gardens and cemetery, and enjoy the view from the top. Book Vysehrad Castle tickets.

Prague Astronomical Clock

This clock was first installed in 1410, making it one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world. Its unique features include a rotating zodiac ring, a display of the time, and a procession of Marian figurines. The astronomical clock is also famously accurate, having lost only one minute of time in the last 600 years. Visitors to Prague can visit the astronomical clock in the Old Town Hall, where it is on display in a beautiful Gothic tower. Book Prague Astronomical clock tickets.

Terezin Concentration Camp

Terezin was an infamous concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. It was closed down in May 1945 after the end of WWII. The conditions were said to be extremely harsh and around 33,000 people died at Terezin from starvation, sickness and executions. From the outside, Terezin looked like an ordinary town and was nicknamed "The Little Fortress". When the Soviet army liberated Terezin in 1945, they found only around 15,000 survivors. Terezin Concentration Camp tours are a terrifying reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Prague Ghost Tours

One of the lesser-known tourist attractions in Prague are the town's ghost tours. They are a unique way to learn about the city's dark past and explore some of its most haunted locations. On these tours, you will visit haunted locations such as churches, prisons and cemeteries, while your guide shares fascinating, spine-tingling tales. Book Prague Ghost tours.

Are Prague Castle tickets available online now?

Yes, Prague Castle tickets can now be booked online. Guests are advised to book their tickets online in advance to get their preferred date and time to visit.

What are the different types of Prague Castle tickets and tours?

Guests can choose to book skip-the-line tickets that allow them to bypass the waiting lines, guided tours that include the services of an expert local guide, as well as combo tours that offer skip-the-line access to popular experiences such as the Astronomical Clock or a river cruise.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my Prague Castle tickets?

Yes, Prague Castle tickets do include skip-the-line entry, allowing visitors to save time and escape the long queues.

Are return transfers included in Prague Castle tours?

Not all tours include return transfers. Some guided tours or night tours may include return transfers. You can check these details under the inclusions section of your ticket.

Are guided Prague Castle tours available?

Yes, there are several guided tours guests can choose from. These experiences include the services of a local guide who will regale them with fascinating stories of the castle and accompany you as you explore its different parts. An added benefit of booking Prague Castle tours is that you also get skip-the-line entry to the landmark.

Are discounts available on Prague Castle tickets?

Yes. Children under the age of 6 and differently-abled visitors with a single companion enjoy free entry into the castle. Visitors between the age of 6-16, university students up to the age of 26, and senior citizens above the age of 65 enjoy discounted tickets.

What are Prague Castle opening hours?

The Prague Castle is open every day of the week. From 1 November to 31 March, the Prague Castle Complex is open between 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, while the historical buildings are open between 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
From 1 April to 31 October, the Prague Castle Complex is open between 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, while the historical buildings are open between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

How do I get to Prague Castle?

The best way to get to Prague Castle is by either tram or metro. If you take the tram, you can get off at Královský letohrádek, Pražský hrad, or Pohořelec stations, with Pražský hrad being the most popular one as it is less than 5 mins away on foot. If you take the metro, the two common stop points are Malostranská, Hradčanská, with the former being only 8 minutes away on foot.

What is the best time to visit Prague Castle?

The best time to visit would be during early morning hours on weekdays so as to avoid large crowds. The best time of year would be to avoid the summer months between June to September and visit between October- November and January to April.

Is Prague Castle wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most areas of the castle have been renovated to accommodate differently-abled visitors.

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