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Visiting Prague Castle is a great way to experience the beautiful architecture of the city. If you're planning to visit, you can find a variety of ways to make the most of your trip. You can book a tour of the castle, stay at a hotel nearby, or take a look inside.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Founded in 880 AD, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It includes palaces, churches, and administrative buildings. Its design blends Mannerism and Baroque architectural styles.

Aside from its impressive size and beauty, the castle has a distinctive and storied history. It is believed that it was founded by Prince Borivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. He was the first Christian prince of Bohemia. He was interred in the Church of St. Vitus in 932. Today it is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague.

The exterior of the castle is covered with white plaster. Its interior reveals images of the Archangel Gabriel and the Assumption of the Virgin. The building is considered to be one of the oldest surviving buildings in Europe.

Architecture styles

During your visit to Prague, you will see a variety of architecture styles. There are Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau buildings. If you have some background knowledge of the various types of architecture, you will be able to interpret these different styles better. Having a basic knowledge of the architecture of Prague will help you to understand how the city was built and what it is like.

Gothic is the preferred architectural style of most Prague residents. It has a strong connection to the city's rise in the 14th century as one of Europe's great cities. Most Gothic structures are tall, towered, and have buttresses.

Renaissance is an art style that began in the 15th century. It is influenced by Greek and Roman culture. It emphasizes symmetry and light spaces. These buildings often contain sgraffito and geometric designs.

Inside the castle

Located on the north-western edge of Prague's centre, the Prague Castle is the largest and oldest of the city's historical monuments. The massive complex contains a range of buildings of considerable importance. These include the official residence of the Czech president, Lumbe's Villa, and a number of religious structures.

The Prague Castle is a must-see attraction in the Czech capital. It's a massive complex that represents a variety of architectural styles dating back to the ninth century. The earliest Romanesque buildings were restored in the 14th century with Gothic additions. The resulting complex has undergone extensive restoration work following the Velvet Revolution.

The most impressive structures in the complex are the church buildings. These include St. George's Basilica, one of the oldest churches in the Czech Republic, and the All Saints' Church, an example of Gothic Revival architecture.

St. George's Basilica

Tours available

Whether you're planning a trip to Prague, or you just want to know what to see while you're there, there are plenty of tours available to help you get around. They range from self-guided to a guided tour with an expert guide. And even if you're not interested in the interiors of the castle, you can still enjoy the views of the city from the tower.

The Old Royal Palace, which dates back to the 9th century, is a gorgeous building. It's got Gothic features from that period, as well as a lot of interesting artifacts. It's also home to the famous Vladislav Hall.

There's also a permanent exhibition titled The Story of Prague Castle. It includes displays of various types of artifacts from different eras, including the oldest known gold coin in Europe.

Hotels near the castle

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Prague every year. With its historic architecture and beautiful views, Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It's also known for its quaint charm and lush greenery. It's considered the cultural capital of Central Europe.

Prague is an amazing city that has fascinated visitors for centuries. The city's castles, monuments, and buildings reflect its cultural and historical significance. The city is filled with fascinating legends and ancient relics. The capital is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. It's also a perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Whether you're looking for an event venue, a family reunion, or a wedding location, you'll find hotels near Prague Castle that fit your needs.

Domus Henrici Boutique hotel is located in the Prague Castle area. It is a boutique hotel that offers comfortable accommodation and spectacular views of the Prague Castle.

Prague Castle - Book Tickets & Guided Tours

During the high season, Prague Castle offers tickets and guided tours. Unlike the standard paid tour, the guided tour will provide you with a short introduction to the castle and allow you to explore a few of the main attractions.

Prague Castle

The guided tour costs EUR4 per person, but you may also purchase a group ticket. This allows you to bring a friend or family member for free. You can buy these tours at the Information Centre in the 3rd courtyard of the Prague Castle.

You can choose to take a guided tour in English, Russian, or French. You can also find tours in Spanish and Italian. If you prefer to take a self-guided tour, you can visit the Old Royal Palace.

The first palace in the castle is over 1,100 years old. The buildings are open from 9 am to 5 pm in the summer and from 6 am to 10 pm in the winter.

If you want to explore the castle during the night, you can sign up for a night tour. The night tour includes admission to the castle grounds as well as the official Prague Castle audio guide. You can also watch the Changing of the Guards.

The Prague Castle exhibition covers the history of the castle. You will also learn about the most important events that took place in the Czech Republic, the development of the castle, and the stories of the patrons and patronesses of the castle.

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