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.
Free entry to the Chateau park Lány with a ticket to Prague Castle
Visitors to Prague Castle with a circle ticket can visit the Chateau park Lány free of charge, where we have placed a panel exhibition commemorating the history of the castle on the occasion of the purchase of the chateau by the state (15 July 1921). A part of the exhibition is also dedicated to the Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik, who significantly contributed not only to the landscaping of Prague Castle, but also to the Chateau park.
20 % discount on tickets for the Summer Shakespeare Festival
From 28 June, visitors to Prague Castle can apply a 20 percent discount to the purchase of tickets for theatre performances taking place there until the beginning of September by presenting a circuit ticket at the ticket office of the Summer Shakespeare Festival in the Royal Garden.
Free admission to the Charles Bridge Museum with a circuit ticket
The Prague Castle circuit ticket also allows you to visit the Charles Bridge Museum free of charge, which is dedicated not only to this medieval monument, but also to Judith's Bridge and the Order of the Knights of the Cross with the Red Star.
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.