an ancient symbol of the Czech State, the most significant Czech monument and one of the most important cultural institutions in the Czech Republic.
UNESCO monument with a tradition of more than 1000 years.
Textbook of architecture and art history.
Destination for visitors from all over the world.
Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². A UNESCO World Heritage site, it consists of a large-scale composition of palaces and ecclesiastical buildings of various architectural styles, from the remains of Romanesque-style buildings from the 10th century through Gothic modifications of the 14th century. The famous Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik was responsible for extensive renovations in the time of the First Republic (1918-1938). Since the Velvet Revolution, Prague Castle has undergone significant and ongoing repairs and reconstructions.
All visitors of Prague Castle are kindly required not to bring any large baggage into Prague Castle area and to follow the instructions of the Rules and Regulations of Prague Castle (PDF, 87 kB).
Information for security searches (PDF, 148 kB).
We would like to inform you that the Prague Castle and it´s surroundings are part of no-flight zone. We ask you not to use flying devices known as drones in the area mentioned. Thank you.