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Top Choice Church in Prague Castle & Hradčany

St Vitus Cathedral

Built over a time span of almost 600 years, St Vitus is one of the most richly endowed cathedrals in central Europe. It is pivotal to the religious and cultural life of the Czech Republic, housing treasures that ran…
Top Choice Castle in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Prague Castle

Prague Castle – Pražský hrad, or just hrad to Czechs – is Prague’s most popular attraction. Looming above the Vltava's left bank, its serried ranks of spires, towers and palaces dominate the city centre like a fairy…
Top Choice Historic Building in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Strahov Library

Strahov Library is the largest monastic library in the country, with two magnificent baroque halls dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. You can peek through the doors but, sadly, you can’t go into the halls them…
Top Choice Church in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Loreta

The Loreta is a baroque place of pilgrimage founded by Benigna Kateřina Lobkowicz in 1626, designed as a replica of the supposed Santa Casa (Sacred House; the home of the Virgin Mary) in the Holy Land. Legend says t…
Palace in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Old Royal Palace

The Old Royal Palace is one of the oldest parts of Prague Castle, dating from 1135. It was originally used only by Czech princesses, but from the 13th to the 16th centuries it was the king’s own palace. At its heart…
Museum in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Lobkowicz Palace

This 16th-century palace houses a private museum known as the Princely Collections, which includes priceless paintings, furniture and musical memorabilia. Your tour includes an audio guide dictated by owner William …
Street in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Golden Lane

This picturesque alley runs along the northern wall of the castle. Its tiny, colourful cottages were built in the 16th century for the sharpshooters of the castle guard, but were later used by goldsmiths. In the 19t…
Museum in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Story of Prague Castle

Housed in the Gothic vaults beneath the Old Royal Palace, this huge and impressive collection of artefacts ranks alongside the Lobkowicz Palace as one of the most interesting exhibits in the castle. It traces 1000 y…
Museum in Prague Castle & Hradčany

St Vitus Treasury

On the right of the Second Courtyard, the Chapel of the Holy Cross (1763) houses the St Vitus Treasury, a spectacular collection of ecclesiastical bling that was founded by Charles IV in the 14th century. Gold and s…
Brewery in Prague Castle & Hradčany

Klášterní Pivovar Strahov

Dominated by two polished copper brewing kettles, this convivial little pub in Strahov Monastery serves up two varieties of its St Norbert beer – tmavý (dark), a rich, tarry brew with a creamy head, and polotmavý (a…