The Prague castle is like a small town, located at the top of a large hill. It is the largest castle area in the world with about 18 acres. Our group tour took the tram to get up the castle, instead of walking 45 minutes up hill (coming from the Center). But going back we walked down hill which was a nice walk since it was much easier.
The castle includes the Gothic church St. Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, other palaces and gardens, monastery and defense towers. Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors and the presidents of Czech Republic used this castle as their offices. This castle is the most visited place in Prague.
- Recommendation: Take the train going up the castle, and walk down when heading back. Tram #22 or 23 stop is Prague Castle
- Be ready to walk a lot, the castle is like a small town.
- Summer season is April – October (open 5:00 – midnight) and Winter season is November – March (open 6:00 – 23:00) for the castle complex.
- It’s free to walk in the castle grounds but there are selected areas where there are entrance fees.