It’s worth sweating your way up the steep slope to Prague Castle, for this should be top of anyone’s list of things to do in Prague. The largest medieval castle in the world, it can be seen rising dramatically over the district of Malá Strana, imposing itself on the city skyline at all hours of the day and night. After the strenuous journey, you will be rewarded not only with tales of its rich history and stunning architecture but also with peerless views.
Work started on the Castle as far back as the 9th century, with the original complex gradually expanding into the veritable mini-town it is now. The focal point is St Vitus’s Cathedral, but the Romanesque basilica of St George, the monastery, various palaces, art galleries and defence towers also demand your attention.
History-lovers will want to spend at least an afternoon here, if not a whole day exploring the grounds; thankfully there are plenty of cafés around too.