Prague Castle is the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and the ancient seat of Czech kings throughout the ages. Prague Castle is the most popular sight visited in Prague. It is the largest ancient castle in the world (570 m long, on average 128 m wide, area 7.28 hectares). The Prague Castle complex consists of Saint Vitus Cathedral (Prague’s most recognisable landmark), several palaces, viewing towers, art galleries, a monastery, The Story of Prague Castle Museum, Golden Lane and St. George’s Basilica; the latter being a nice venue for early evening classical concerts.

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The most interesting places to see in this complex are:

  • Chapel of the Holy Cross (Kaple sv. Køíže)
  • Picture Gallery of Prague Castle (Obrazárna Pražského hradu)
  • Lobkowicz Palace (Lobkovický palác)
  • Imperial Stables (Císaøská konírna)
  • The Spanish Hall (Å panìlský sál) and Rudolf Gallery (Rudolfova galerie)
  • St Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála Sv. Víta)
  • Old Royal Palace (Starý Královský Palác)
  • Mihulka Powder Tower (PraÅ¡ná vìž)
  • Daliborka Tower (Daliborka)
  • Convent of St George (Klášter Sv. Jiøí)
  • Basilika of St George (Bazilika Sv. Jiøí)
  • Royal Garden (Královská zahrada)
  • Ball-Game House (Míèovna)
  • White Tower (Bílá vìž)
  • Summer Palace – Belvedere (Letohrádek Kralony Anny)
  • Riding School (Jízdárna)
  • Golden Lane (Zlatá ulièka)
  • Strahov Monastery (Strahovský klášter)
  • Capuchin Monastery (Kapucínský klášter)

Today, Prague Castle is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic and serves as the historical and political centre for both city and state.

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  • June 4, 2008 at 15:18
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    Adam’s postcards are fine – loved them. I live in Prague and I drew on the lithographic stone
    2 views of Prague – for details see my site pls – which focus on the same architectural
    heart of the city and I placed small numbers in the lithographs with a list of these most famous
    beauty spots so that you can indentify the individual monuments at ease.

    I have had them printed as postcards and from time to time I send them to collectors.

    I woudl be honoured to enrich your collection.

    senefelder

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