Favorite thing: Situated on top of a hill on the west side of Prague, the castle is an imposing complex, and allegedly the biggest castle in Europe. It is at the end of the Royal Way coming from the Old Town, and oversees the whole city. This is both a great place to visit and a way of catching a view onto central Prague.
Prazky hrad - the Prague Castle it´s a 'must' if you ´ll be in Prague!
A national cultural monument, the symbol of more than millennial development of the Czech state. Since its foundation in the last quarter of the 9 th century it has been developing uninterruptedly throughout the past eleven centuries. It is a monumental compelx of ecclesiastical, fortification, residential and offics buildings representing all architectural styles and periods, surrounding three castle courtyards and covering 45 hectares. Originally it used to be the residence of princes and kings of Bohemia, since 1918 it is the seat of the president.
go to Prazsky hrad, the Prague castle.
You can enter the grounds of Prague castle from Hradcany Square to the first courtyard, here all days at midday, you can enjoy the change of guards (pic).
Into Prague castle ,you will enjoy several monuments:
Saint vitus Cathedral, enjoy the view from Southern tower over Prague and over the rest of the castle (pic).
The Old Royal Palace.
The Basilica of Saint George, the best preserved memorial of Czech romanesque architecture.
The Powder tower, Enjoy here an exhibitionof medieval arts and crafts,astrology and alchemy.
Golden lane(pic), just taken from a fairy tale, Kafka lived here.Go upstair and see the armours and old clothes exhibition.
All that things make Prague castle a place you cannot loose when you go to Prague.
Favorite thing: PRAGUE CASTLE - A castle was established on this site in the 9th century, and a Romanesque palace was erected in the 12th. In the 14th century, under the reign of Charles IV, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style. The final reconstruction of the Royal palace took place under the Jagellons at the end of the 15th century, and at that time the builder Benedikt Rejt added the now-famous Vladislav Hall, also in Gothic style. The castle was enlarged in the 16th century, especially after a big fire in 1541. The Spanish Hall, in a new part of the castle, was added in the reign of Rudolf II, and it took its final form in the time of Empress Maria Theresa, under the direction of the architect M. Pacassi. After World War I the interior and gardens of the castle were renovated by the architect J. Plecnik. Today the Castle is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic, and it serves as the historical and political center of both city and state. The changing of the guard takes place every hour on the hour, from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Each day at noon there is also a solemn fanfare.
Favorite thing: PRAGUE CASTLE - a place where lives our Mr. President Václav Klaus and the popular place for all of the tourist groups.
This is the photo of my friend Milan. He's originally from Slovakia, coming to Prague to work as an archeologist ! He's very tall ! Maybe 7 feet !
Anybody recognizes him ?
Me posing along the Golden Lane in Castle Hill in Prague. It was just after the visit to the St. George Basilica.
Franz Kafka's house is just somewhere along this Golden Lane.
Fondest memory: The charm of Prague can be found in views like this, of the Prague castle, the largest castle complex in the world .
Favorite thing: and S. Vito cathedral, you need to walk up about 10 minuts from Carlo's bridge to arrive there, but the view you get and the castle itself are definitly worth your effort.
Favorite thing: Views of the castle are often obstructed, but its a nice landmark that you can use to navigate at night when the map you bought wouldn't fit in your pocket to go out on the town ...