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Information About Visiting Prague Castle
Suppose you are traveling to the capital of the Czech Republic. In that case, Prague Castle is definitely on your list of places you need to visit while in Prague. Everybody knows that you need to prepare well and know the essential information beforehand to have the most pleasant trip. That's why we put together the most useful visiting tips for Prague Castle. Number one thing you should know before visiting is probably Prague Castle's working hours. Read below all about the essential tips and information about your visit to Prague Castle.
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When Can You Visit Prague Castle - Prague Castle Opening Hours!
Prague Castle's working hours are divided into two. There is a winter season and a summer season working schedule. Since there are various buildings within the Prague Castle complex, we advise you to carefully check the working hours for each part of the Prague Castle complex you want to visit. That way, you will be able to plan your visit to Prague Castle appropriately. Find out the working and opening hours of Prague Castle and the buildings within it!
Prague Castle Working Hours
SUMMER SEASON (1st of April – 31st of October)
Prague Castle complex
6.00 h – 22.00 h
Historical buildings: St. George’s Basilica, Old Royal Palace, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower
9.00 h – 17.00 h
St. Vitus Cathedral:Last entrance is at 16.40 h
Monday – Saturday: 9.00 h – 17.00 h Sunday: 12.00 h – 17.00 h
Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral: Last entrance is at 17.30 h
Prague Castle Gardens: All Prague Castle Gardens, except the Garden on the Bastion, are closed during the winter season
The Garden on the Bastion:
6.00 h – 22.00 h
Château Park in Lany: closed during the winter season.
What is Prague Castle Ticket Circuits?
There are three different types of tickets for Prague Castle. All three of them include other sites and buildings for you to visit. Read up on the difference between the three ticket circuits for Prague Castle. Prague Castle Circuit A Ticket Old Royal Palace, the exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle," St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, Rosenberg Palace, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Prague Castle Circuit B Ticket Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Prague Castle Circuit C Ticket "The Treasure of St. Vitus Cathedral" Exhibition and Prague Castle Picture Gallery.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Prague Castle?
The best time to visit Prague Castle is right when it opens at 9 am. The time between 10:00 am until 3:00 pm is the busiest time to visit the castle complex. You should avoid visiting Prague Castle during that time sloth because the waiting queues are the longest and the site gets crowded. If you can't make it to Prague Castle as soon as it opens, we advise you to visit the castle complex after 3 pm or right before the closing time.
What can you see at Prague Castle?
Prague Castle contains many historic buildings, offices, gardens, and churches. At Prague Castle, you can visit the St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George Basilica, Old Royal Palace, Chapel of St. Wenceslas, Royal Gardens, Golden Lane street, and Daliborka Tower.
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SKIP THE LINE TICKET
Prague Castle Skip The Line Ticket
With this ticket you'll be able to skip the standard ticket lines and greatly shorten your wait time in security lines when you visit one of Prague's most magnificent monuments the Prague Castle. This ticket also comes with a introductory tour.
Prague Castle is very reachable and well connected to every corner of Prague because it is a very famous and popular tourist destination. You can reach the Prague Castle complex by tram, metro, or even by foot. If you don't feel like walking or avoid public transportation, you can go there by taxi. Taxi car will leave you right in front of the gates of Prague Castle.
GET TO PRAGUE CASTLE BY TRAM Take tram number 22 to go uphill and reach Prague Castle. Get out on the 'Pražský Hrad' tram stop. Once you get off on the tram stop, turn left, and after a 5-minute walk, you'll reach the 2nd Courtyard of Prague Castle. You can get on this tram from anywhere in Prague. GET TO PRAGUE CASTLE ON FOOT If you are not that far away, you can go up to Prague Castle on foot. The walk up to the castle is steep, but a breathtaking view of the Czech capital is worth it.
How long does it take to visit Prague Castle?
The average visit to Prague Castle lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Of course, it all depends on what type of sightseeing you decide on. You can pick a more extended tour of Prague Castle as well.
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Best tips for visiting Prague Castle!
Here are the top three tips you need to know before you visit the Prague Castle complex!
1. Buy your Prague Castle tickets online!
Avoid hours of waiting at the entrance of Prague Castle and buy your tickets online and in advance. We strongly recommend you buy your Prague Ticket online. This way you can be better prepared for your visit to the famous castle complex and know precisely how to plan the rest of your free time in Prague. Plus, if you buy your tickets online, you can obtain a skip-the-line Prague Castle ticket.
2. Prague Castle Ticket is not a ticket for just one building.
Prague Castle is a castle complex. It is made out of several church buildings, offices, historical buildings, gardens, and more. You can visit the Old Royal Palace, Chapel of St. Wenceslas, St. George Basilica, Royal Gardens, Golden Lane street, Daliborka Tower, and the St. Vitus Cathedral with your Prague Castle ticket.
A guided tour of Prague Castle will give you a better insight into the history and importance of the site. If you want a memorable experience while you're visiting Prague, we recommend you book a Prague Castle tour.
There are on-site public toilets at Prague Castle.
How many stairs are there to Prague Castle?
There are 209 stairs at the New Castle staircase that will take up to Prague Castle. The stairs are very steep, so be prepared, but the climb up is worth it because you will get to see the most fantastic view of Prague. .
Is Prague Castle worth visiting?
Prague Castle is a magnificent castle complex that is definitely worth your visit. It is rich in art and history, and a visit to Prague Castle is something that you will never forget. Numerous buildings, monuments, and landmarks are located within the castle complex, so you get your money's worth if you visit Prague Castle.
Is there an elevator at Prague Castle?
There is a passenger elevator inside of the Prague castle.
How many people visit Prague Castle?
Approximately 2 million people visit Prague Castle annually.
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