The Castle District is a peaceful and charming residential area that includes within it Prague’s most visited tourist attraction, the famous castle, which seems almost to be in symbiosis with the city.
This is where many tourists who visit the Czech capital on a weekend spend most of their time, and in fact a whole day is needed just to visit Prague Castle with all its buildings.
You can climb to the top of the towers of the majestic St. Vitus Cathedral for a breathtaking view of the city, be dazzled by the beauty of the precious jewellery of kings and clergymen housed in the cathedral and the Loreto Sanctuary, visit one of the most beautiful libraries in the world in the Strahov Monastery and admire Prague’s best-preserved Romanesque church, St. George’s Basilica . Or better still, you can wander aimlessly around, savouring the timeless atmosphere of this charming town.
Don’t leave without buying your souvenirs in the tiny, colourful shops of the Golden Lane, once inhabited perhaps by goldsmiths or alchemists. The writer Franz Kafka certainly lived here for a while, at number 22.
If you come to Prague in December, don’t miss Prague’s best-loved nativity scene in the Capuchin Monastery.
With just one ticket you can visit all the Castle’s attractions: if you have a Prague City Card, admission to St Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Golden Lane and St George’s Basilica is included.
If you would like to visit the Castle and all the attractions in the Borgo, you can take part in a guided tour: this is certainly the best way to find out all about the history and attractions of Hradčany.
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.