Prague Hotel near Hradčany Castle District
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Prague Castle is the most famous historic landmark of Prague. It's the largest medieval castle complex in Europe and was the ancient seat of the Czech princes, kings and the seat of the Prague bishop. Nowadays its the seat of The President of the Czech Republic and the city's premier tourist attraction.
There is a huge choice of hotels, apartments, hostels, and b&b's located in the vicinity of Prague Castle. Accommodation is set in ancient buildings in Prague's Hradcany, Mala Strana or Lesser Town district at the foot of the castle, offering great views and free WiFi.
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Prague Castle is the seat of the President of the Czech Republic and serves as the historical, cultural and political centre for both city and state. The Changing of the Guard at the front gates takes place every hour.
It's the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m². The castle is 570m in lenght and has an average of 130m wide. The Prague Castle complex comprises the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St. George, several round viewing towers, a monastery, palaces, gardens, museums, and art galleries. The crown jewels are kept in Prague Castle, as are the relics of Bohemian kings, precious Christian relics, art treasures and historical documents.
Founded around 870 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci), the complex of buildings and churches has been rebuilt many times since. Reconstructions on the St Vitus's Cathedral were made even in the 20th century.
Highlights of the Castle :
St. George's Basilica and Convent -- inside The basilica of St. George you'll find the graves of Ludmila (860 - 921) - the first Czech Christian martyr - and duke Vratislav I of Bohemia (915 - 921). Adjacent to the basilica is the Convent of St. George, originally built in the 10th century.
Saint Vitus' Cathedral -- Cathedral which is the seat of the Archbishop of the city.
Golden Lane -- a small picturesque street with colorful wooden houses.
Old Royal Palace -- was up to 16th century the seat of Bohemian princes and kings. It contains the monumental Vladislav Hall, built between 1493 and 1502.
Mihulka Powder Tower -- largest of the cannon towers.
Daliborka Tower -- most notorious along the walled castle.
Prague Gardens -- Prague Castle today consists of six gardens. The Northern Gardens are the Royal Garden and Garden of the Terrace of the Riding School. Western Gardens includes the Garden of the Bastion and Southern Gardens consists out of the Paradise Garden, Garden on the Ramparts and Hartig Garden.
More information -- www.hrad.cz - Prague Castle in the Czech Rep.
Cheap Prague hotel, hostel and b&b around Castle District
Residence Hotel Green Lobster - ( Hotel located near the Castle in Prague )
This luxurious boutique hotel was originally built in the 14th century and offers elegant accommodation just 100 yards from Prague’s stunning castle.
Hotel Waldstein - ( Hotel near the Prague Castle in Prague CZ )
The romantic Waldstein hotel is situated in the most attractive part of Prague surrounded by Prague Castle, just few steps from Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square.
Hotel Savoy - ( Hotel located near the Prague Castle in Prague )
The "Savoy" is located in the exclusive embassy quarter in the heart of Prague, near Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Charles Bridge and the Strahov Monastery are within easy walking distance.