Hradcany Walking Tour, Prague
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You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works
: download the iOS app "Prague Map and Walks
" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Prague Map and Walks
" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Download City Maps Application
Hradčany, or the Castle District, is an area in Prague surrounding the Prague Castle. The latter is said to be the biggest castle in the world (measuring some 570 meters long and approximate 130 meters wide). Going back in history as far as the 9th century, the castle has been the seat of power for Bohemian kings, Holy Roman emperors, leaders of Czechoslovakia and is currently the official residence of the Czech Republic President. Located nearby is St Vitus' Cathedral, housing the Archbishop of Prague. Despite the presence of majestic, historic locations, Hradčany also has plenty of romantic and peaceful nooks and corners, complete with picturesque lookouts, much to the delight of numerous guests of the city and locals. Take this guide and explore some of these at your own pace!