Discover the largest castle complex in the world on this 3-hour guided walking tour of Prague castle including the royal district. Visit the ancient buildings in the company of an historian guide and learn about Prague's rich and vibrant past.
Travel back in time on this 3-hour walking tour in Prague and discover the fascinating 1,100-year old history behind the world’s largest castle complex. This guided walking tour will lead you to the imposing Prague castle atop Hradčany Hill, and through its (now dry) Moat and Gardens.
See the ancient buildings, that have been constructed and reconstructed in every architectural style, incorporating Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Renaissance, and Neoclassical monuments. Learn about the Castle buildings having been bombarded by artillery, plundered by marauding armies and left to deteriorate by indifferent Austrian Emperors over the years. Allow your passionate guide to bring this history to life with their vast knowledge of the country’s turbulent past.
Stroll past the Renaissance Ball Game Hall, where tennis was once played by sporty aristocrats, and marvel at the vast Vladislav Hall, which was built to host indoor jousting tournaments. Head outside the grounds through Hradčany (Royal Town) and see various historical buildings and spots, such as Domeček (“Little House”), where political opponents were imprisoned by the Gestapo and Communist StB (Secret Police). Learn also about the Strahov Monastery with its ancient library containing two hundred thousand volumes, and conclude the tour at the monastic brewery by savoring the rare St. Norbert’s micro-brew while taking in a panoramic view of the 100-spired city below.