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Prague Castle is an ancient castle in world – Part 1




• This is the largest ancient castle in the world.
• It is recorded with Guinness World Records.
• It rises wonderfully above the city.
• It gives beautiful views of the areas below.
• Also, on-site will be the St. Vitus Cathedral. This cathedral has its lookout tower.

Additional sites include:
– Castle Art gallery
– Several palaces
– Museums
– Beautiful Royal Garden
– Others
• Also, you can watch the Presidential Guard.
• Watch the changeover of the guards.
• A Prague castle ticket is 350 CZK.
• An audio guide costs another 350 CZK.
• Charles Bridge connects Old Town with Lesser Town.
• Its construction with the 14th century is unquestionably one of Prague’s best structures.
• During the day, it’s a bustling host to trade and entertainment.
• Here, musicians busk and artists sell their paintings and jewelery.
• The Prague Castle is an ancient symbol with the Czech lands.
• It is the most crucial Czech monument.
• It really is the most important cultural institutions from the Czech Republic.
• The Prague Castle was more likely founded in around 880 by Prince Borivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty.
• Based on the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle may be the largest coherent castle complex on the globe.
• It spans an area of 70,000 m².
• It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It is made up of:
– Large-scale composition of palaces
– Ecclesiastical buildings of varied architectural styles
– Roman-style buildings in the 10th century through Gothic modifications in the 14th century
• Because of Velvet Revolution, the Prague Castle has undergone significant and ongoing repairs and reconstructions.

Architectural brands of Prague Castle

• The castle building represents about type of architecture of the last millennium.
• The Prague Castle includes:
– Gothic St Vitus Cathedral
– Romanesque Basilica of St. George
– A monastery
– Several palaces
– Gardens
– Defense towers
• The majority of the castle areas are ready to accept tourists.
• The castle houses several museums:
– National Gallery bunch of Bohemian baroque and mannerism art, exhibition specialized in Czech history
– Toy Museum
– Gallery of Prague Castle, based on the variety of Rudolph II
• In summer months, Shakespeare Festival is held in the courtyard of Burgrave Palace.
• The neighborhood around the Prague Castle is known as Hradcany.

Churches
• Church and monastery of St George
• St. Vitus Cathedral
• St. George’s Basilica
• St. George’s Convent
• All Saints Church
• Holy Cross Chapel

Best time to visit / climate

• The town of Prague has borderline oceanic climate.
• The winters are relatively cold with almost no sunshine.
• Snow cover is common between mid-November to late March.
• Summers are high being around 25 degrees.
• Nights can be quite cool even in summer, though.
• Precipitation in Prague is very low.
• This is because of the shadow on the Ore Mountains along with the Czech Central Highlands.
• The driest season is usually winter.
• The summers may bring quite heavy rain in type of violent storms and showers.
• Temperature inversions are relatively common between mid-October and mid-March.

Location on Google Maps


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How to get to Prague Castle?

• Having access to Prague Castle complex is easy.
• There are lots of tram stops nearby and to two metro stations.
• The visitors use mostly tram No. 22- variant 1.
• They’ll likely leave the Castle from the Old Castle Stairs to metro station Malostranska – variant 4.

Variant 1
Use tram No. 22 to stop at Prazsky hrad, turn left and in 5 minutes you get to the 2nd Courtyard of Prague Castle.
Variant 2
Use tram No. 22 to Pohorelec and go along the hill. In ten minutes, you reach Hradcany square.
Variant 3
• By the tram No. 22 to Malostranske Namesti, then choose the trail Zamecka and after 15 meters turn left to Thunovska street.
• Climb the steps up to Hradcanske square while using the Gate of Giants – the entrance to Prague Castle.
Variant 4
Take metro-line A(green) to station Malostranska, then take tram No. 22, after 100 meters turn left on the Old Castle Stairs and climb the steps approximately the gate Na Opysi.
Variant 5
Take tram No. 22 to Kralovsky Letohradek and go into the garden. Pass summer time Palace of queen Anne and within few, minutes you reach Prague Castle Riding School.

How to get there?

By plane
• Vaclav Havel Airport
• +420 220 111 111, +420 296 661 111
• Located 20 km (12 mi) northwest on the central city
• It generally takes about 30 min to realize town centre by car.
Edinburgh airport is served by way of a variety of airlines:
• Czech Airlines could be the national carrier operating too many European and international destinations.
• Wizz Air is an affordable airline.
• It has its base in Prague.
It operates to European destinations which include:
– London
– Barcelona
– Milan
– Others
• Easy Jet operates low cost services to European destinations.
• BMI baby low priced services in the UK only.
• Jet2.com low priced services from Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds/Bradford & Edinburgh
• Smart Wings to Europe & Turkey.
• Swiss International flies to Zurich, Basel and Geneva.
• Aer Lingus through the Irish cities of Dublin & Cork.
• Norwegian from Scandinavia.
• Delta Air Lines from Nyc.
• Aegean Airlines from Greece
• KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has 5 direct flights on a daily basis from Amsterdam.
• British Airways has 4 direct flights from London Heathrow daily.
• Brussels Airlines offers 3 flights per day to Brussels.
• Lufthansa offers 6 flights per day from Frankfurt and 4 from Munich.
• TAP offers daily direct flights from Lisbon and Oporto.
• Iberia offers 3 flights daily from Madrid.
• German wings offer daily flights from Cologne/Bonn.
• Air One from Milan-Malpensa

By Bus
Airport Express (bus operated by Czech Railways):
• These buses leave Edinburgh airport every half an hour
• The first bus is at 05:46 while the last bus is at 21:16.
• The cost come to about 60 CZK per person.
• Tickets can be obtained from the driver.
• They shall take the buyer to the railway and subway station.
• The final stop will be Prague’s main place.

By Train
• Prague is well connected to European EC train network.
• Berlin: 4½hours and EC trains every two hours
• Munich: 6 hours and four regional expresses daily.
• Vienna: 4¾hours and EC train roughly every two hours
• Linz: 5hours and two REX trains per day
• Bratislava: 4hours and EC train every a couple of hours and also one night train Metropol
• Budapest: 7 hours and five EC trains a day with one night train Metropol
• Warsaw: 8 hours and EC Praha with one night train Sirava
Direct night trains connect Prague with:
– Cologne
– Frankfurt
– Amsterdam
– Copenhagen
– Zurich
– Basel
– Krakow
– Moscow
– Kiev
– Saint Petersburg
– Odessa

Some Travel Books about Czech Republic

Rick Steves’ Prague and the Czech Republic Fodor’s Prague & the Best of the Czech Republic DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at hotelscombined.com
Hotels at booking.com

Blogs/Sites about Prague Castle

blogs at lonelyplanet.com
blogs at en.wikipedia.org
blogs at hrad.cz
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.in

Images and photos about Prague Castle

images at lonelyplanet.com
images at hrad.cz
images at tripadvisor.in
images at google.com

Videos of Prague Castle






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