Summary of important information on a tour of Prague Castle

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We would like to give you some important information and few tips that are practical for your visit to the Castle, such as tour possibilities, admission fees and other useful facts. So, up to the Castle!

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Opening times
The Prague Castle is open daily

  • from 1st April – 31st October from 5.00 am - 12 pm
  • from 1st November – 31st March from 6.00 am - 11.00 pm

Historical and exhibition buildings are open daily

  • from 1st April – 31st October from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • from 1st November -31st May from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

They are all closed on 24th December except the Cathedral-

Which building can you visit?
The public can see the Old Royal Palace housing a permanent exhibition called “The Story of Prague Castle”, Basilica of St. George, Convent of St. George – i.e. the National Gallery, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Powder Tower, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Rosenberg Palace and the Great Southern Tower of the Cathedral.

Basilica of St. George (bazilika sv. Jíří) More useful information
There are rooms at the Prague Castle which can be seen only twice a year. We are speaking about the state rooms which are open to public only on the first Saturday after 8 May and the first Saturday after 28 October.

Castle guards changing
As you already know from our article on Prague Castle guards, tourists can see the ceremonial changing of the guards at the Castle gate every hour on the hour. At noon this ceremony takes place with fanfares and the change of a flag standard at the First Courtyard.

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The Orangery in  Royal Garden Prague Castle gardens
Prague Castle gardens are open to public free of charge in summer tourist peak season, i.e. from 1 April – 31 October.

Access for disabled people
Historical and exhibition buildings are all accessible for disabled people. The only exceptions are: Daliborka Tower, White Tower, Powder Tower and Great Southern Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral as well as defence corridors in the Golden Lane.

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Guide
Certified guides of Prague Castle Administration including those speaking foreign languages are available to all visitors to the Prague Castle.

Public transport
There are several possibilities how to reach the Castle.

  • Take tram 22 to Pražský hrad stop. Walk to the left and you will reach the second courtyard in approx. 5 minutes.
  • Take tram 22 to Pohořelec stop and walk to Hradčanské square. You will enter the first courtyard in approx. 10 minutes.
  • Tak tram 22 to Malostranské náměstí stop, then turn to Zámecká street. 50 metres later turn left to Thunovská street and walk along this street towards the New Castle Stairs. The stairs will take you to Hradčanské square.
  • Metro line A – Malostranská station. Climb up the Old Castle Stairs leading to the Castle.
  • Take tram 22 to Královský letohrádek stop and walk through the Royal garden until you reach the Castle.

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Guided Tours more Prague 1 - Prague Castle - View of Prague Castle

The Prague Castle offers several guided tours and it is just up to you which one you will choose.

I believe that now you will find the visit to the Prague Castle easier and more enjoyable and that our guide will help you find your way around.

Prague Castle (small)

Adress:
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
119 08 Prague 1 (119 08 Praha 1)

GPS: 50°5′23.591″N, 14°23′59.79″E

Public transport:
tram: number 22- stop Pražský hrad (Prague astle)

subway station , underground stop  –  Line A – Malostranská next tram 22 to stop Prague Castle

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LIST OF ARTICLES ABOUT PRAGUE CASTLE:

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X.   Prague Castle – Introduction to the history
X1. Prague Castle – I. Courtyard and Entrance Gate (I. nádvoří)
X2. Prague Castle – II. Courtyard (II. nádvoří)
X3. Prague Castle – III. Courtyard (III. nádvoří)
X4. Prague Castle – Picture Gallery (Galerie Pražského hradu)
X5. St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála sv. Víta)
X6. Old Royal Palace (Starý královský palác)
X7. St. George´s Basilica (bazilika sv. Jiří)
X8. Prague Castle – Convent of St. George (Klášter sv. Jiří)
X9. Rosenberg Palace – Institute of noblewomen(Rožmberský palác – Ústav šlechtičen)
X10.Powder Tower -  Mihulka (Prašná věž – Mihulka)
X11.Daliborka tower (Věž Daliborka)
X12.The Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička)
X13.The Highest Burgraviate (Nejvyšší purkrabství)
X14.Gardens of Prague Castle (Zahrady Pražského hradu)
X15.Prague Castle – Riding School (Jízdárna Pražského hradu)
X16.Ball Game Hall (Míčovna)
X17.Summer Royal Palace (Letohrádek)
X18.Former Prezident´s House (bývalý prezidentský domek)
X19.Prague Castle – the Castle Guard (Hradní stráž)
X20. Stag Moat (Jelení příkop)
X22. Production gardens (Produkční zahrady)

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Former Presidential House Prague Castle ( Prezidentská vila ): 50.092524, 14.399900
Prague Castle - III. Courtyard: 50.090067, 14.400222
Prague Castle - Convent of St. George: 50.091223, 14.402518
Palácové zahrady pod Pražským hradem: 50.090632, 14.405703
Produkční zahrady Pražského hradu: 50.092751, 14.395909
Jelení příkop Pražského hradu : 50.091594, 14.399963

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