Prague Castle Hours

Prague Castle Opening Hours | Timings, Best Time To Visit, FAQs & more

Flaunting its large complex area of around 70,000 m², Prague Castle is the world’s largest coherent castle complex in the world, as per the Guinness Book of World Records. The vast castle complex includes historical buildings and structures including royal palaces, cathedrals, churches, offices, courtyards, and gardens exhibiting different architectural styles thanks to its origin in the 880s and the gothic modification and expansion work in the 14th century.

Prague Castle Opening Hours

Prague Castle is open every day of the week.

  • Prague Castle Complex: 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Historical Buildings Timings: 
    April 1 to October 31: 9 AM to 5 PM
    November 1 to March 31: 9 AM to 4 PM
  • St. Vitus Cathedral Sunday Opening Timings: 12 PM.

Note: Prague Castle complex remains closed on 24 December. Make sure to plan your visit accordingly.

  • Is Prague Castle open post-Covid?
  • Yes, Prague Castle has reopened post-COVID-19 with effective health and safety measures in place. You will need to purchase your tickets online to make advance reservation before you visit the castle complex.
  • Where is Prague Castle located?
    The Prague Castle is located in Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia. 

How to reach Prague Castle

Prague Castle Tram

By Tram

Tramlines 22 and 23 take you to the castle complex and have multiple stops close to the different entrance gates of the castle.

Prague Castle Timings Metro

By Metro

Use the Green Line or A-line metro to reach Prague Castle. You will have to get down at the Malostranská metro station, about 500m from the castle.

Prague Castle Timings Car

By Car

Taxi and car rental services are available in the city. It takes about 22 minutes to reach Prague Castle from the airport by car.

Find more information on directions and how to reach Prague Castle on our page to plan your visit effortlessly.

Best Time To Visit Prague Castle

Prague Castle is a popular tourist attraction, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. If you want to avoid crowds, it is better if you avoid the weekends. 

If you want to explore Prague Castle properly, it will take over 3 hours. Try to visit the castle in the early hours or in the after late afternoon as it gets crowded in the noon.

The best time to visit Prague Castle would be around 8:40 AM as this gives you enough time to explore the castle grounds before the historical buildings in the castle open at 9 AM.

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Commonly Asked Questions About Prague Castle Hours

Q. What are the timings of the historical buildings of the Prague Castle?

A. The Prague Castle complex timings are from 6 AM to 10 PM. From April 1 to October 31, the historical buildings are open from 9 AM to 5 PM, while from November 1 to March 31 it is open from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Q. At white time does the Prague Castle complex open?

A. The Prague Castle is open every day of the week. The timings of the Prague Castle complex are from 6 AM to 10 PM.

Q. Is Prague Castle open all week?

A. Yes, Prague Castle is open every day of the week. Make sure you buy your Prague Castle tickets online in advance to reserve your slot before you visit the attraction. Prague Castle remains closed on 24 December.

Q. What are the timings of the major historical buildings of Prague Castle?

A. The timings of the Prague Castle complex are 6 AM to 10 PM for every day of the week. The timings of the historical buildings and important areas like the Golden Lane, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle Gardens, and others change as per the season. From April 1 to October 31, the timings are 9 AM to 5 PM, while from November 1 to March 31, it is 9 AM to 4 PM.

Q. When does the St. Vitus Cathedral open?

A. St. Vitus Cathedral timings are similar to that of Prague Castle, except on Sunday. It opens at 12 PM on Sundays.

Q. How long does it take to explore Prague Castle?

A. There are lots of areas and topics to explore in Prague Castle, like the gardens, buildings, offices, interiors and so on. If you want to explore the castle complex in detail, it will take over 3 hours. You can also take guided tours to enrich your experience.

Q. Is Prague Castle open now?

A. Yes, the Prague Castle has reopened post-COVID 19.

Q. Who built the Prague Castle?

A. Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty founded the Prague Castle. You can get more information about Prague Castle on the history page.