St Vitus Cathedral
It might appear ancient, but much of Prague's principal cathedral was completed just in time for its belated consecration in 1929. Its...
Great South Tower of St Vitus Cathedral
The cathedral's bell tower was left unfinished in the 15th century; its soaring Gothic lines are capped by a Renaissance gallery added...
Prague Castle – Pražský hrad, or just hrad to Czechs – is Prague’s most popular attraction. Looming above the Vltava's left bank, its...
It’s been a long time coming, but at last there’s a decent restaurant within the castle grounds. Opened in 2006, the Vikárka inhabits a...
Powder Tower information
A passage to the north of St Vitus Cathedral leads to the Powder Tower, also called Mihulka, which was built in the 15th century as part of the castle’s defences. Later it became the workshop of cannon- and bell-maker Tomáš Jaroš, who cast the bells for St Vitus Cathedral. Today it houses an exhibition on the history of the Castle Guard.