Prague Castle - practical information

There are two main tours in Prague Castle:

Long tour: Old Royal Palace, permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, St. George’s Basilica, Convent of St. George – National Gallery, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Prague Castle Picture Gallery

Short tour: Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower

(NOTE: St. Vitus Cathedral is no longer included in Prague Castle tours!)

You can buy a single ticket to Prague Castle Picture Gallery, to the permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle” or to Convent of St. George.

State rooms of Prague Castle are open only two days a year. Many rooms are closed to the public and used by the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, Prague Castle Administration and other institutions.

Crown Jewels are displayed only on very special occasions. In the 20th century it happened only nine times. Only the President himself can decide about the display of the crown jewels.

Changing of the guards ceremony is held every hour. At noon you can see the changing of the guards with fanfares and the flag ceremony at the I Courtyard.

Opening hours

Summer season (April – September):
Castle complex is open daily from 5:00 to midnight. Places where tickets are required are open from 9:00 to 18:00. Prague Castle Gardens together with Deer Moat are open according to the months: April and October from 10:00 to 18:00, May and September from 9:00 to 19:00, August from 9:00 to 20:00, June and July from 9:00 to 21:00.

Winter season (October – March):
Castle complex is open daily from 6:00 to 23:00. Places where tickets are required are open from 9:00 to 16:00. Prague Castle Gardens, including the Deer Moat and the Riding School Terrace are closed.


Tickets are valid for two days. You can buy them at the Information Centre in the III Courtyard, at the ticket offices in the Chapel of the Holy Rood, in the Old Royal Palace, in the exhibition of The Story of Prague Castle, in St. George’s Basilica and in Golden Lane. There you can also get information and information materials about Prague Castle, book guide tour services, get portable recorded audio commentary, etc. The Information Centre is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00. Phone: +420 224 373 368.

Admission prices

Atractions Full ad. Reduced Family
Prague Castle – long tour 350 CZK 175 CZK 500 CZK
Prague Castle – short tour 250 CZK 125 CZK 300 CZK
Prague Castle Picture Gallery 150 CZK 80 CZK 200 CZK
Permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle” 140 CZK 70 CZK 200 CZK
Convent of St. George – National Gallery 100 CZK 50 CZK 150 CZK

The entrance to St Vitus Cathedral is now for free.

Reduced admission: youth at the age of 6 – 16, students of the full-time study under 26, seniors above 65 years old
Family admission: at least one child (under 16 years old) and maximum of 2 adults
Free admission: children under the age of 6, disabled people, licenced guides

Tour Guide Services

Prague Castle Administration offers tour guide services which length is up to you. These services are available every day except Monday in Czech language (50 CZK/person/hour tour; the minimum is 200 CZK) or in other languages (100 CZK/person/hour tour; minimum is 400 CZK). You can book the guides at


Photographing is only possible without flesh and a tripod. You have to pay 50 CZK extra to be allowed to photograph. The only places where it is forbidden to take pictures are the permanent exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, Prague Castle Picture Gallery and Convent of St. George.

Barrier Free Access

Old Royal Palace – the entrance to the Vladislav Hall, a part of the exhibition “The Story of Prague Castle”, St. George’s Basilica, The Ball Game Hall, The Imperial Stables, Rudolf Gallery and the Spanish Hall from the Broad Corridor, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Royal Garden, Royal Summer Palace, Southern Garden, WC near St. Vitus Cathedral.

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