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Entrance Tickets – St Vitus Cathedral, Prague

Entrance Ticket St Vitus Cathedral Prague

It was hot and we had been on our feet for a long time so we stopped to rest and admire the Cathedral for a short while before we moved on and went inside.  It was a very good Cathedral and for a while we successfully joined onto the end of a guided tour to take advantage of the guide’s informative narrative.  We went down into the crypt that housed some royal tombs but we didn’t tackle the spiral staircase to the top of the tower because we simply could not face another.

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Prague Castle and Cathedral

Prague, Castle Hill

We paid to go into an area of the castle called Golden Lane, which was a street of artisan’s houses that had predictably been transformed into craft shops for the tourists.  But here was an interesting exhibition of medieval armour and dress and a particularly unpleasant collection of torture equipment and entrance to a restored watchtower.  Around the exterior of the castle there was an attractive garden walk underneath the high castle walls and with especially good views over the whole of the city.

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Prague, Hradčany, Palaces and Museums

Today we went to Prague Castle, which, according to Guinness World Records, is the largest ancient castle in the world and stands proudly at the top of a very steep hill.  It was already getting warm and the walk was pleasant.  We decided not to go in straight away and we walked instead to discover the Hradčany area that had a regal air full as it was of old royal palaces and government buildings.

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