The construction of the castle started in the 9th century and wasn’t completed until 1929. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the largest ancient castle in the world.
The castle was a seat of power for dukes and later kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia. Nowadays, the castle serves as the official residence of the president of the Czech Republic.
Charles Bridge (Karlův most)
This 14th century stone bridge is one of the main sights in Prague. It bears the name of the beloved king Charles IV., under whose auspices it was build. The bridge is 621 meters long and connects the Prague Castle with the Old Town.
Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí)
The historic center of the Old Town features various architectural styles, mainly Renaissance and Gothic. The main attractions are the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn, the Baroque St Nicholas Church and the Prague Astronomical Clock located on the Old Town Hall.
Vyšehrad is a historical fort located on a hill over the Vltava River. The legend says that the castle was used as the original seat of Czech dukes and duchesses before it was moved to the Prague Castle. Situated within the fort’s walls is the Romanesque rotunda of St. Martin, the neo-Gothic Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, and Vyšehrad cemetery.
Petřín is a hill in the center of Prague right above the picturesque Malá Strana with great views of the Prague Castle and the Old Town. The hill is almost entirely covered with parks and it’s a favorite recreational area for the inhabitants of the city.