Prague Castle

I spent one of my afternoons in Prague climbing to Prague Castle. In retrospect, I probably would’ve taken one of the many trams to the top. Regardless of how hot it was (I don’t do hot weather at all!), it was nice to meander the streets leading up to the castle. Prague Castle isn’t your traditional castle of one large building with towers. Instead, Prague Castle is a cluster of buildings on top of a hill overlooking all of the city. There are a few ticket options which allow you entry to a different number of buildings (I think 2 buildings, 5 buildings, and all the buildings). I would highly recommend splurging and buying the ticket for all the buildings. With the student discount, it cost me the equivalent of about $8.00 (175 CZK) and a regularly priced ticket was only $16 (350 CZK).

Prague Castle in the distance upon the hill with the Charles Bridge in the forefront!

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Beautiful arches in the side streets of Hradčany, or the Castle District.

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerYou could easily spend all afternoon just wandering from building to building. Prague Castle is currently the official residence and office of the Czech President. In the past, it has been the residence of the kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and Presidents of Czechoslovakia. It is the largest ancient castle in the world and has architecture from all the major eras of the last millennium including the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and Romanesque Basilica of St. George.

Inside St. Vitus Cathedral, currently the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Prague. The original church dates back to 930 although the current structure was built sometime in the 14th century.

Outside of St. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerPrague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerPrague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerSt. George’s Basilica on the far right (red building). It is the oldest surviving church building within Prague Castle and boasts a very modest interior.

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerPrague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerHow adorable are these statues?

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerThe area surrounding the Prague Castle is called Hradčany, or in English, the Castle District. It is known for its old buildings, multitude of palaces, quaint spots, and scenic lookouts! I was partial to the cute cafes and numerous embassies in this district.

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerThe John Lennon Wall near Prague Castle. The guy who took my photo told me that I matched the wall perfectly!

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerEmbassy after embassy in Hradčany. Loved getting lost in all these side streets and stumbling upon gorgeous embassy buildings!

Prague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerPrague Castle via Wayfaring With WagnerYou’re so pretty Prague! Thanks for the great trip and I promise to be back soon!

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