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What to see in Prague | The Castle, the Cathedral and the Old Town Square

We have already established that there is so much to see in Prague, even and especially leaving the beaten track for tourists traditionalists. But to those routes, the routes on which they find themselves walking with millions of people each year, no one can deny that they are absolutely extraordinary places.

Old Town Square, Prague

Old Town Square, Prague

The Castle

Wherever you go in the city from anywhere in the center you’ll move, probably to go to the Charles Bridge, you can always count on a reference point very visible and obvious: The Castle (Hrad). In fact, with the name specified does not own a manor house but an entire district, within which there is the monumental St. Vitus Cathedral. The ticket office is located inside the grandiose gates, where you can see the changing of the guard (takes place each hour, the choreography is at 12). It is open in winter from 9 to 18 and you’ll discover that the duty required to traverse the whole tree amounts to 350 crowns, just over 14 euro per person. The full ticket allows you to visit the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the permanent exhibition on the history of the castle, the church of St. George, the Golden Lane, the Powder Tower and the Rosenberg Palace. It also worth a visit and the additional ticket, the toy museum that is located right in front of Rosenberg Palace. If you want to climb the north tower of the cathedral, and top with a panoramic view over the city, you need an extra ticket.

Prague Castle by night

Prague Castle by night

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

In front of the golden age of the church, and in front of the door of the tower. has now been set up a nativity scene made entirely of straw. The interior of St. Vitus is very rich, Gothic and shine with the colorful windows that light up. Less sumptuous and enjoyable is the Basilica of St. George. The Powder Tower houses a display on the guards of the castle, the foundation of the body today, with weapons, uniforms and historical photos.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

Snowy Charles Bridge

Snowy Charles Bridge

Prague photos: Elia Locardi, Paul MacKinnon, Ian Brewer, Vadim Balakin, erhan sazmas

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