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Prague Castle Prague Castle, according with the Guinness Record Book, is the largest castle complex in the world. We would like to show you the most important parts of place where history goes back more than a thousand year.

Prague Castle was founded in the 9th century as the seat of the Czech princes and kings, and over the centuries all the mayor architectural styles would leave their mark on it. Now it is seat of the President of the Czech Republic.

Situation: 45 min walk from centre (Old Town Hall)
Visit: open to the public
Name: Prague Castle (Prazsky hrad) Say
Address: Hrad, 119 08 Prague, Czech Republic
www: (cultural events)

Information Centre of Prague Castle
Visit: open to the public
Name: Information Centre of the Prague Castle (Informacni stredisko Prazskeho hradu) Say
Address: Third Courtyard of Prague Castle; 119 08 Prague, Czech Republic
St.Vitus Cathedral St.Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and the most important church in Prague. Apart from divine services the coronations of Czech kings and queens also took place in it. The remains of provincial patron saints, sovereigns, noblemen and archbishops are interred here.
The first stone was laid in the year 1344 in the reign of Charles IV (favourite Czech King and famous Roman Emperor - Charles Bridge, Castle Karlstejn). The very important place in the cathedral is Chapel of St.Wenceslas (popular Czech saint). There is an entrance to the Crown Chamber with Bohemian crown jewels.

Visit: open to the public
Name: St.Vitus Cathedral (Katedrala sv.Vita) Say
Golden Gate Golden Gate
The Golden Gate - the southern entrance to the cathedral of St. Vitus - is decorated with a unique work of art, a coloured, richly gilded mosaic representing the Last Judgement from 14th century.

Visit: open to the public
Name: Golden Gate (Zlata Brana) Say
Old Royal Palace Old Royal Palace
The Old Royal Palace was up to 16th century the seat of Bohemian princes and kings.
Palace contains monumental Vladislav Hall in Late Gothic style (place of the election of the President of the Czech Republic now) - see photo on the left - and All Saints` Church.

Visit: open to the public
Name: Old Royal Palace (Stary Kralovsky palac) Say
St.George Basilica St.George Basilica
St. George`s Basilica was founded about 920 by Prince Vratislav I.
The present Romanesque apperance is from 1142. The Romanesque interior of the basilica (see photo on the left) is austere and monumental. There are tombs of the Premyslid dynasty of princes there.

Visit: open to the public
Name: St.George`s Basilica (Bazilika sv.Jiri) Say
Golden Lane Golden Lane
Golden Lane is a very little street with nice little houses.
They were inhabited by the castle servants, perhaps goldsmiths and the castle marksmen. Frantz Kafka lived in house No. 22 from 1916 to 1917.

Visit: open to the public
Name: Golden Lane (Zlata ulicka) Say
Mihulka Mihulka
Powder Tower - Mihulka - was built in the late 15th century as a part of the fortifications. There was an alchemists`s workshop at the time of the Emperor Rudolph II.

Visit: open to the public
Name: Powder Tower - Mihulka (Prasna Vez - Mihulka) Say
Prague Castle Gardens Prague Castle Gardens
Gardens were founded in 1534.
Nice view of Prague Castle, quiet place for refresh.

Visit: open to the public
Name: Gardens (Zahrady) Say
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Monica from Brazil 11/2010
Is Prag Castel open during winter period?
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